Sylva is pleased to promote an important new project that will provide support for owners of Atlantic woodland.
The Atlantic woodlands of south-west England are internationally important for their lichens and bryophytes. However, these often-overlooked lower plant communities face a range of threats from habitat loss and climate change, to impacts from management practices and invasive species. Plantlife’s Make the Small Things Count Project has produced a Habitat Toolkit to provide practical management advice. These one day workshops will be hands-on, practical sessions to launch the toolkit and support land managers to:
- Gain a deeper understanding of Atlantic woodland ecology and the requirements of lichens and bryophytes;
- Identify priority areas for management;
- Identify what management is appropriate in different scenarios;
- Monitor lichens and bryophytes and assess the impacts of management.
All participants will receive a copy of the toolkit as well as Plantlife’s ID guides for key lichens and bryophytes.
- Tuesday 19th January 10am-3pm at Yarner Wood, East Dartmoor NNR TQ13 9LJ
- Thursday 28th January 10am-3pm at Holford Village Hall, Quantocks AONB TA5 1SD
- Thursday 4th February 10am-3pm at Piles Mill, Exmoor National Park TA24 8HP
- Wednesday 10th February 10am-3pm at Burrator Discovery Centre PL20 6PE
Booking essential. Register online here at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/VNY7RYN
There is a limit of 15 people per workshop. You only need to attend one session. Please book early to avoid disappointment. For further information contact:
In January 2016 a web-link to the toolkit will be created in the myForest resources section.