The Deer Initiative

Woodland Trust - Deer Awareness Day, 21/03/19, Newcastle Upon Tyne


Published date: 05/02/2019


Burnopfield Community Centre,

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 6JF

21st March 2019
9:00 - 16:00

As part of its work to encourage and inspire restoration and sustainable management of ancient woodland, the Woodland Trust is collaborating with the Deer Initiative to provide Deer Awareness events to woodland owners, forestry agents and woodland management professionals.

The programme will focus on:

Overview of impacts caused by: UK deer species, 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.

To register please click on the link below.

For further information please contact: Alastair Boston, North of England Deer Liaison Officer Tel: 07855 606 877

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Link: Register here:

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