- The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR
- 06 Mar 2021 - 06 Mar 2021
Deer are a beautiful component of the British countryside, our largest land mammal and valuable component of natural capital. They are elusive, often shy but able to voraciously devour the very habitats we hold so dear.
Deer have long been responsible for the local decline of key flora and fauna by simplifying woodland structures reducing the feeding, breeding and resting places for birds, mammals and invertebrates.
For the woodland or land manager with a commercial focus, deer can have catastrophic effects causing tens of thousands of pounds of damage and being incredibly challenging to mitigate against.
Our Deer Awareness- An introduction to impact assessment course is suitable for woodland owners and managers who need to undertake some form of deer management. The course will provide details on how to gather and assess the level of impact and how to implement and monitor control measures.
This course is undertaken in partnership with the Deer initiative and the course tutor is David Jam CEO of the Deer Initiative. David has spent his career in woodland management and commercial forestry and has managed deer on a national scale for the past 15 years.
This course will be especially beneficial for progressive woodland owners with an interest in both enhancing biodiversity and productivity of their woodlands. If your objectives are a sustainable wildlife habitat or quality timber for future generations you need to consider deer in the management of your woodlands. While deer are both a stunning visual asset and valuable element of natural capital they can conversely be severely damaging to woodland structure and productivity.
This course is designed to give woodland owners and managers a better understanding of living and dealing with deer in your woodlands
CEO of The Deer Initiative