Introduction to Phase 1 Habitat Survey

Summary

A comprehensive introduction to Phase 1 survey delivered over two days of training with sessions on background data sources, practice surveys in a range of habitats, recording and reporting on data and the realevance / use of Phase 1 in other ecological assessments.

Description

Phase 1 is the standard technique for mapping habitats in the UK. It is a technique that is used extensively by consultants, land managers and wildlife bodies. It rapidly allows users to both map and read the major habitats within a vicinity. The use of target notes and reports can detail particular areas of interest, be that botanical or protected species, that may potentially require further investigation. An explanation of Extended Phase 1 will also be given. 

This course will begin by introducing sources of information that can aid surveyors before entering the field. The training venue houses a variety of habitats, including woodland, grassland, scrub, water-dependant and built-up habitats. Participants will survey these, producing a hand-drawn map. 

Towards the end of the course, trainees will discuss how Phase 1 can be used in reports, including PEA / PEAR and EcIA.

Who Should Attend?

Those wishing to gain practical skills in habitat surveying and interpreting such results into an industry-standard report. This may include consultants and members of various NGOs, statutory authorities and wildlife bodies.

Knowledge Level

Beginner

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge or experience of botanical surveying or Phase 1 is required. Some plant ID knowledge is preferable to assist with understanding and applying the phase 1 methodology. 

The Phase 1 Habitat Survey handbook is the basis of this technique. Some familiarity is useful but not essential.

Learning Outcomes

  • Survey according to Phase 1 methodology
  • Produce hand-drawn maps delineating major habitats
  • Record features of interest, using target notes
  • Have an insight into report writing from a Phase 1 survey

Refreshments

Refreshments are provided throughout both days. Lunch is not provided.

 

 

How to Apply

For more information or to book your place please contact CIEEM:

  • website
  • 01962 868626
  • enquiries@cieem.net

 

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when enrolling in this Course!

Key Information

Start date:

28th May 2018 at 10:00am

Cost:

CIEEM Member: £220 | Non-Member £360

Organisation:

CIEEM

Type:

Short

Sectors:

Biodiversity, Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Workshop & Practical Skills

Location:

Broxburn, United Kingdom

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