Water Vole Ecology and Surveys

Summary

A one-day introductory course on water voles, including a field visit and classroom sessions. The course will cover relevant aspects of the background ecology of water voles and appropriate field survey techniques, particularly aimed at development scenarios, following the guidance in the Water Vole Mitigation Handbook.

Description

A one-day introductory course on water voles, including a field visit and classroom sessions. The course will cover relevant aspects of the background ecology of water voles and appropriate field survey techniques, particularly aimed at development scenarios, following the guidance in the Water Vole Mitigation Handbook.

Who Should Attend?

Consultants, LPA Ecologists, conservation officers in SNCOs or NGOs.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge of Water Vole Ecology and Surveys is required.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of water vole ecology
  • Understanding of different types of water vole surveys and the relevant approach to each
  • Ability to find and identify field signs, particularly latrines, feeding remains and burrows
  • Ability to distinguish water vole field signs from those of other species
  • Ability to distinguish water vole field signs from those of other species

Refreshments

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Tickets

Tickets Person(s) Price
Early Bird Member Ticket
(Price valid from 06/02/2020 to 27/04/2020 inclusive)
1 £100.00
Early Bird Non Member
(Price valid from 06/02/2020 to 27/04/2020 inclusive)
1 £160.00
Member Ticket 1 £120.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £180.00