This popular course, now in its 20th year, provides a field-based introduction to a range of fieldwork with crayfish, in the marvellous setting of the Yorkshire Dales.
White-clawed crayfish are rapidly disappearing throughout much of the country. This is partly due to the spread of American Signal Crayfish and the plague it carries; the wider ecological and economic impacts are also becoming increasingly apparent.
This popular course, now in its 20th year, provides a field-based introduction to a range of fieldwork with crayfish, in the marvellous setting of the Yorkshire Dales. An authoritative and practical review of crayfish ecology and field methods is presented, including both standing and flowing water sites.
The content of this training event will contribute towards the development of competencies for survey of white-clawed crayfish, as set out in CIEEM guidance*.
Who Should Attend?
Ecological consultants, local authority ecologists and planners, conservation officers and licensing staff within SNCOs or NGO’s, environmental managers, wardens, rangers.
Beginner - Intermediate
- Identification and handling skills for both White-clawed and invasive non-natives.
- Practical application of a range of survey techniques, including biosecurity.
- An understanding of crayfish fieldwork in Britain.
- An understanding of the measures to be considered to conserve native crayfish or control invasive non-native species.
- An understanding of the approaches to mitigation at development works.
The course fee includes sessions and evening meals on both Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Transport to field sites is also included.