GWCT presents a northern grouse seminar
The latest research and practical moorland management advice is available at the Northern England Grouse Seminar next month, being run by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Science-based conservation techniques for ground-nesting birds, hen harrier conflict resolution and the latest research into peatland management will be amongst the topics discussed at the event on February 28th at the Cedar Court Hotel in Harrogate
This essential event for moorland managers, gamekeepers and uplands ecologists is organised by the GWCT’s Upland Research Group. It will present the latest evidence on adaptive management, research into wildfire risks and mitigations, and heather management, as well as updates on the Trust’s Merlin Magic Project, which looks at the impacts of heather management practice on merlin nesting habitats and prey abundance.
Speakers include the GWCT’s uplands specialists Dr David Baines, Dr Nicholas Aebischer, Dr Phil Warren and Dr Sian Whitehead, as well as Stephen Murphy from Natural England and Professor Nick Kettridge from the University of Birmingham.
The GWCT’s Dr David Baines, who is organising the event, said: “This is a great opportunity for anyone involved in moorland management or interested in ground-nesting birds and other uplands fauna and flora to hear the latest research into some of the most topical issues as well as gain practical management tips and meet old friends.”
For mor details or to book tickets, priced at £50 each, visit: gwct.org.uk/negs