The black grouse is one of the main species of conservation concern in the UK. Once widely distributed, it is now restricted to the Pennine Hills in northern England, north Wales and Scotland. In England the North Pennines Black Grouse Recovery Project has been working for 10 years to stem the decline of black grouse.
This project group organises training events to explain the conditions required by black grouse and to outline the Environmental Stewardship Schemes (Entry and Higher Level) and how these schemes may be used to boost black grouse numbers in the future.
Fixed-date events will be advertised here or ad-hoc ones can be arranged on request via the Advisory Service. Similar courses will also be run in Scotland reflecting the available agri-environment prescriptions.