A comprehensive introduction to Phase 1 survey delivered over two days of training with sessions on background data sources, practice surveys in a range of habitats, recording and reporting on data and the relevance / use of Phase 1 in other ecological assessments.
Phase 1 is the standard technique for mapping habitats in the UK. It is a technique that is used extensively by consultants, land managers and wildlife bodies. It rapidly allows users to both map and read the major habitats within a vicinity. The use of target notes and reports can detail particular areas of interest, be that botanical or protected species, that may potentially require further investigation. An explanation of Extended Phase 1 will also be given.
This course will begin by introducing sources of information that can aid surveyors before entering the field. The training venue houses a variety of habitats, including woodland, grassland, scrub, water-dependant and built-up habitats. Participants will survey these, producing a hand-drawn map.
Towards the end of the course, trainees will discuss how Phase 1 can be used in reports, including PEA / PEAR and EcIA.
Who Should Attend?
Those wishing to gain practical skills in habitat surveying and interpreting such results into an industry-standard report. This may include consultants and members of various NGOs, statutory authorities and wildlife bodies.
No prior knowledge or experience of botanical surveying or Phase 1 is required. Some plant ID knowledge is preferable to assist with understanding and applying the phase 1 methodology.
The Phase 1 Habitat Survey handbook is the basis of this technique. Some familiarity is useful but not essential.
- Survey according to Phase 1 methodology
- Produce hand-drawn maps delineating major habitats
- Record features of interest, using target notes
- Have an insight into report writing from a Phase 1 survey
Refreshments are provided throughout both days. Please bring your own packed lunch on both days.
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