Eurasian Beaver Ecology and Survey Techniques -Fully Booked

Summary

The course will cover beaver ecology and biology, including behaviour and habitat manipulation, and provide an introduction to field sign identification and survey methods. The day will also provide the background to the restoration of this species.

Description

An introductory course to the Eurasian beaver, including a classroom based morning session and an afternoon field visit to an active beaver territory. The course will cover beaver ecology and biology, including behaviour and habitat manipulation, and provide an introduction to field sign identification and survey methods. The day will also provide the background to the restoration of this species. Field visit may include uneven rough terrain.

No previous knowledge of the species is required to attend this training but a background in ecology/environmental management would be beneficial.

This course complements our Eurasian Beaver Mitigation and Management training to be held at the same venue on 3 May

Who Should Attend?

Land managers, local authority Ecologists, Conservation Officers, SNCO staff, NGO staff, Ecological Consultants, Environmental Managers, Wardens, Rangers

Knowledge of beaver ecology and survey techniques required to attend this training.

Knowledge Level

Beginner – Intermediate

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe beaver ecology and behaviours
  • Locate, identify and age beaver field signs
  • Plan a basic survey to identify the level of beaver activity at a site, taking into account survey limitations
  • Make a basic assessment of site habitat suitability
  • Describe the current legal status of beavers in Britain

Refreshments

Course fee includes refreshments throughout each day but lunch is not included.

Key Information

Start date:

Cost:

Member: £110, Non-member: £180

Organisation:

CIEEM

Type:

Short

Sector:

Ecology, Nature & Wildlife

Location:

Perthshire

Contact Details: