AN INTRO TO THE NATIONAL PLANT MONITORING SCHEME
This free online session is designed to provide members with an introduction to NPMS, and give them an insight into what's involved should they wish to become a volunteer vegetation surveyor. There is no obligation to sign up following this session - simply book a place to see what it's all about and go from there.
Sarah Shuttleworth of the NPMS will provide an overview of the NPMS, describing the scheme’s objectives and outlining ways in which MTA members could support the scheme as volunteer habitat surveyors. This webinar session is principally aimed at MTA members seeking further information on the NPMS to help them decide whether to register as volunteer habitat surveyors. The webinar will also be of interest to MTA members who are already signed up as volunteer surveyors to provide a recap on the purpose, objectives, and survey methods that comprises the NPMS.
What is the NPMS?
The National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) is a national habitat-based monitoring scheme that has been developed by a partnership of plant conservation charities and government conservation bodies. The Scheme collects information on habitat and vegetation provided by volunteer vegetation surveyors.
The NPMS needs greater survey coverage within hill and mountain areas, and would greatly value contributions from MTA members who would be interested in undertaking habitat and vegetation surveys.
One of the great things about the NPMS is that it has several levels of survey input, from beginner to more accomplished vegetation survey and assessment, where all levels of survey are of value to the NPMS. The Scheme is supported by plenty of resources and expert training opportunities to help MTA members to build their knowledge and identification skills in upland habitats and vegetation.
Sarah Shuttleworth of the NPMS.
David Broom - An experienced ecologist who runs a number of environmental workshops across various MTA regions throughout the year.
We anticipate these sessions will last for up to one hour and a half, including some time at the end for Q&A's and a quick look at the field packs/website.
How to book:
Click the Book Online button to secure your place.
What happens next:
If you're not already familiar with Zoom.us, you will need to create a free online Zoom account, then you're good to go!
One day before the event you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org containing the Zoom code that allows you to access the webinar online.
Recording the webinar:
Before you book we would like to make you aware that we intend to record all MTA webinars so that we can upload them into the MTA Members' Area as a useful resource for all members to access in the future. If you have any concerns please contact email@example.com prior to booking/attending.
We look forward to welcoming you to this session.