Conservation and restoration of the UK's mountains and uplands

21/06/2023 - 21/06/2023

Online

Bookings start from £27.00

About

WORKSHOP CONTENT & LEARNING OUTCOMES

This CPD workshop has been designed for mountain leaders, mountaineering guides, hill and moorland leaders and those aspiring to those roles.

It covers:

- Threats to mountain and upland environments, including causes and  
  potential consequences of those threats
- Conservation and restoration efforts and methods, including
  objectives and results of some key conservation and restoration
  projects
- Examples of wildlife conservation
- Rewilding
- Example of conservation of an improtant mountain site of historic
  importance
 
Environments covered:
 
- High ground and summits
- Peatlands and High moorland
- Blanket bog
- Upland woodlands and forests
- Atlantic rainforest
- Upland hay meadows
- Water catchments
- Mountain water courses
 

Workshop objectives:

- Expand awareness and appreciation of the fragility of the mountain
  and upland environments through which we hike and climb
- Develop an understanding of the threats and risks to mountain and
  upland environments
- Provide insight into conservation and restoration work, methods and
  results
- Provide insight into rewilding
- Enable leaders to engage with their groups on the subject matter
- Encourage further learning and recommend some useful information
  sources
 

Workshop Format:

The workshop will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams video, as an interactive session. Participants do not need to have Microsoft Teams accounts or subscriptions as a link will be provided to enable them to join the call from PC, ipad, Mac or mobile device.

Using high resolution photos and images, the online format enables us to “visit” geographically widespread environments in a way that would not be possible to achieve during a day in the hills.

EQUIPMENT/KIT REQUIRED

A suitable Wifi connection to allow video link.

A device sutiable for online video link using Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams account is not needed as a link will be provided to allow participants to join the session by following straightforard prompts.

WORKSHOP PROVIDER CREDENTIALS

Ian is a qualified Mountain Leader (MLS), registered with the Mountain Training Association. He has hiked and climbed in the UK’s mountains and further afield for over 30 years.

Ian has had a lifelong interest in wildlife and the environment. Through years of observation, study and fieldwork, he has developed in-depth knowledge of the UK’s mountain and upland environments and the flora and fauna which populate them.

Ian is an active conservationist, both through his work for the RSPB in wildlife and habitat conservation and through his role as a litter patrol volunteer in the mountains of the Lake District and the Peak District.

Ian has worked year-round for the RSPB since 2018 as both volunteer and employee, in the hills of Northern England. His role entails carrying out bird surveys and monitoring and protecting endangered birds of prey.

His work also involves environmental monitoring and protection, including high moorland fire-watch and monitoring invasive plant species which impact the fragile uplands environment.

In addition to his hands-on conservation work, he also has an in-depth understanding of a wide range of mountain and upland environmental conservation projects, many of which he encounters during his time in the hills.

Ian also runs the accredited “wildlife and habitats of the UK's mountains and uplands” CPD workshop for the MTA.

CANCELLATION PROCEDURE

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE EVENT

Your CPD record - If you attend this event and it counts as CPD, your CPD point/s will automatically be added to your record in due course - you will not need to add it yourself.

Please allow up to 2 weeks for the workshop provider to complete the event in the system and assign you your CPD, thank you.

Where And When

Start
21/06/2023 19:00
End
21/06/2023 21:30
Total Days
0.5
Maximum Bookings
8
Bookings
5
Venue
Online
Town
Online
County
Online
Country
Online

CPD Points

CPD Points
0.50

Provider

Name
Mountain Training Association
Phone
07753 771498
Email

Booking

  • Introductory offer

    £27.00

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