Events - March 2015

BASIS Course in Conservation Management (March 2015)

Location: Allerton Project, Loddington, Leicestershire
Date / Time: 3 March 2015 to 5 March 2015

In recognition of the changes taking place within British agriculture, the Trust, together with BASIS (Registration) Ltd have developed a unique Conservation Management course, which will enable candidates to achieve a recognised professional qualification in farmland conservation.  Read more

GWCT & INRA MorFish Project Conference

Location: Springfield Country Hotel, Wareham, Dorset
Date / Time: 3 March 2015 to 4 March 2015

We are holding this conference to review progress in salmon population monitoring and modelling and to disseminate results of the MorFish project. Project MorFish aims to align salmon population techniques and methods, and to interrogate up to 40 years of data on Atlantic salmon populations collected on the rivers Frome, Scorff and Oir in the UK, Brittany and Normandy respectively.  Read more

33rd Annual Sussex Shoot Evening

Location: Clair Hall, Haywards Heath
Date / Time: 4 March 2015 at 6:00PM

To include a talk by Dr Rufus Sage, head of pheasant research at the GWCT: “Pheasants: Improving the released bird”; observations from Bob Ives, Hampshire farmer, countryman, Camel Trophy winner and support team member for the infamous BBC’s Top Gear Special: Patagonian Highway; main auction of sporting lots; a raffle in aid of the GWCT; the popular silent auction will also operate throughout the evening.  Read more

Helmsley Pub Quiz

Location: The Feathers, Helmsley, North Yorkshire
Date / Time: 5 March 2015 at 7:00PM

Quiz followed by vermin auction and supper.  Read more

Surrey Annual Dinner and Sporting Auction

Location: The Parrot Inn, Forest Green
Date / Time: 13 March 2015 at 7:00PM

To include a special presentation by Dr Julie Ewald of the GWCT: Bringing back the grey partridge. For over 25 years Julie Ewald has been tracking the breeding success of the grey partridge in Sussex. She will demonstrate the hard evidence that, with a simple three-point action plan, local shoots can reverse the national decline of this iconic bird, while also bringing major benefits to other wildlife and plants.  Read more

March Hare Dinner

Location: The Three Acres Inn & Restaurant, Shelley, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Date / Time: 20 March 2015

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Lincolnshire Mad March Hare’s Dinner and Auction

Location: The Lincoln Hotel, Eastgate, Lincoln
Date / Time: 20 March 2015 at 7:00PM

Champagne reception and four-course dinner.  Read more

Leicestershire Quiz Night

Location: The Crown Inn, Tur Langton
Date / Time: 26 March 2015 at 7:00PM

£20 per person or £80 for a team of four to include supper.  Read more

Scottish Crow Control and Vicarious Liability Course - Aboyne

Location: Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
Date: 31 March 2015 Time: 9:30AM to 12:30PM

This morning course is particularly relevant for landowners, managers and keepers in today’s ever-changing political climate. An overview will be given by GWCT’s Hugo Straker on the WANE Act and VL prior to a detailed, practical session on the legal and best practice aspects of corvid control and the use of Larsen traps, Larsen “mates” and multi-catch crow cages.  Read more

Scottish Tunnel Trapping Course - Aboyne

Location: Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
Date: 31 March 2015 Time: 1:00PM to 3:30PM

This course addresses all legal aspects and best practice. The session involves a detailed illustrated presentation and outside practical demonstration. Careful attention will be given to the legal framework, trap preparation, tunnel design to help ensure clean, humane kills, non-target avoidance, site selection, choice of methods and developments within the Spring Traps Approval Order.  Read more

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