Phase 1 habitat
A Phase 1 habitat survey is the technique of mapping habitats and vegetation as a baseline for further survey work. It is the standard method for assessing wildlife habitats and sites, and is recognised by ecologists throughout the UK. This course is designed to introduce and provide practical field experience in Phase 1 habitat Surveying.
The course will be taught by our director Dr Lindsay Carrington MCIEEM. Lindsay has been working as an ecological consultant since 2000 during which time she has gained extensive experience in conducting phase 1 habitat surveys. Lindsay’s phase 1 habitat survey involvement ranges from national significant rail and housing projects to small garden plots, to mapping to provide baseline for ecological management plans for habitat restoration.
This is an introductory level course suitable for those working in consultancy or conservation. The course will be part classroom and part field based and will cover the following components:
- Introduction to Phase 1 habitat surveys and extended phase 1 habitat surveys
- How to plan a phase 1 habitat survey
- An overview of most commonly encountered habitat categories
- A practical session producing a phase 1 habitat map, including some basic botanical identification where needed
- Presenting the results of the phase 1 habitat survey
Unit 3 Rempstone Barns, Rempstone, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5JH
You will need to bring a packed lunch. Further details about appropriate equipment and clothing will be provided in a 'what to bring' list when you book