Explore Ancient Woodland With Our Experts

Following the success of our online training course in Ancient Woodland Restoration on Canopy Learning we are pleased to offer real-world, in-person days out with our specialists in ancient woodland.
The days allow you to spend time with Jamie Chaplin-Brice and Carrie Hedges as they take you on a tour of some very special woodland sites around Cumbria. The days are based on a theme but will be facilitated to meet the needs of the group and any specific questions that individuals want to explore in more depth.

The courses available are as follows-

Managing The Threats to PAWS
When- Thursday 21 September 2023
Cost- £150 per person


Who is Jamie?
Jamie works with ancient woodland owners (including Plantation on Ancient Woodland Sites), looking at current practices and improvements to enhance ancient woodland resilience. He has a broad understanding of woodland management and also helps owners with general woodland advice. In the past he has worked as a community forest manager, overseeing harvesting, forest design planning and operations. Outside of Cumbria Woodlands, Jamie operates a sawmill producing sawn timber and beams and makes furniture.

Who is Carrie?
Carrie is a forestry consultant specialising in providing land owner advice, developing research, and authoring training materials in woodland creation and management, and related environmental subjects such as carbon. She is a PhD Researcher looking at the habitat preferences and influence of climate on montane scrub trees in the UK. Previously, Carrie worked for Forest and Land Scotland (Galloway), then in several roles at the University of Cumbria including teaching conservation strategies and ecology, various research and development roles in outdoor learning and nature connection, and interdisciplinary land management and policy as the Development Officer at the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.

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