The Deer Initiative

Woodland Trust Wales, Ancient Woodland Restoration Project - Deer Awareness Day, Bodelwyddan


Published date: 06/11/2017

Bodelwyddan Castle, Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire, LL18 5YA

Thursday 23rd November 2017

9:00 - 16:45

As part of the Ancient Woodland Restoration project the Woodland Trust is collaborating with the Deer Initiative to provide deer awareness events to Woodland Trust staff, woodland owners and forestry agents.

The programme will focus on:

Overview of impacts caused by: UK deer species, grey squirrels, other mammals, and the compounding effects of tree diseases.

Deer Impact Surveys: an introduction to activity and impact indicators, conducting surveys, recording and interpreting results.

Preparation for the site visit. Introduction to the MyForest application.

Deer Population Dynamics and Monitoring: factors driving population density and their relationship to habitats. Counting deer versus indirect methods of monitoring population change. Recording and interpreting data to support Adaptive Management.

Adaptive Management: planning and adapting deer management over time. Cull planning and indicators of success. Meeting site management objectives.

Field Visit: examples of deer impact indicators. Discuss the logistics of deer management including stalker safety and efficiency. Discuss health and safety and legislative issues as they affect field operations.

Please ensure that you bring suitable footwear and outdoor clothing for the site visit.

Lunch will be provided on the day.

To book a place please click on the link below and fill in the registration form. 

For further information please contact:

Steve Griffiths, Wales Deer Liaison Officer

tel: 07917 797 292

Emails / links / downloads

Link: Register here

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