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Phase 1 & Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey
Thu, 1 Jun 2017, 10:00 – Fri, 2 Jun 2017, 16:00 BST
This course will benefit ecologists, land managers, rangers, planners, environmental consultants and students. The main focus of the course will be to learn how to correctly assess a habitat type using the Phase 1 survey methodology, to map and write this up competently and to understand how to read Phase 1 habitat maps. In addition, course participants will gain a practical understanding of what is required in an extended Phase 1 survey (or initial ecological appraisal).
We will be outdoors in the field for a large amount of the time therefore please bring a pack/rucksack for carrying your equipment, waterproofs etc. This two day course will add to your CV and CPD and will help you gain employment within ecological and environmental consultancies and other environmental agencies
- What are Phase 1 habitat surveys and how are they are used.
- Identify and record habitat types
- Assess dominant species
- Record field and target notes
- Prepare a Phase 1 Habitat map
- Classroom based and field work
- Phase 1 Habitat mapping pencils will be provided along with clipboards and maps.
- What is an Extended Phase 1 survey (ecological appraisal) and how are they used
- Research on priority species
- Plan survey work
- Practical field survey/mitigation/recommendations
- Classroom based and field work.
What to bring with you - A copy of the JNCC Handbook for Phase 1 Habitat - free download http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-2468 Notebook and pencil, grass and flowering plant field guide, hand-lens, binoculars, camera, GPS if you have one or can borrow. Though classroom based there will be field work therefore you will also require the following: waterproof jacket and trousers, stout walking boots or wellingtons
Trainer details -Lindsay is an ecologist with over 25 years experience, having worked as an ecologist in a wide variety of organisations, including Scottish Natural Heritage and the National Trust for Scotland. Lindsay holds a number of protected species licences and, until recently, sat on the relevant national conservation steering groups for Scottish wildcats, red squirrels, bats and plants. With extensive experience in EIA/EcIA work, habitat and species management, he also has in-depth experience of field surveys and has been mentoring professionals in survey and species identification skills for a large number of years.
Lunch - Please bring a packed lunch
Cost - £120 (includes vat)
Terms & Conditions - The full fee is payable for cancellations within 7 days of event.