Farmland Pond Restoration for Biodiversity Conservation: benefits and best-practice

Summary

This day-long farm-based workshop aims to provide an introduction to farmland pond restoration and management for biodiversity conservation. With demonstrations of important aquatic wildlife and a step-by-step introduction to the restoration process, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn about biodiversity benefits and best practice methodology straight from University College London/Norfolk Ponds Project research. This event is jointly organised by the East of England Section and Ecological Restoration and Habitat Creation Special Interest Group Committees.

Description

Event leaders: Helen Greaves and Dr. Carl Sayer, University College London (UCL)

With a focus on methodology and best practice, we will share UCL/Norfolk Ponds Project research and findings, demonstrating the positive response of farmland wildlife to farmland pond restoration. The day will consist of an introductory talk on the value of restored ponds in the agricultatural landscape, a tour around the Manor Farm ponds, home to protected aquatic species such as the Great Crested Newt, as well as the Crucian Carp and numerous aquatic plant and invertebrate populations. There will be many opportunities to ask questions and learn in a supportive friendly environment. At Manor Farm, wildlife and intensive agriculture happily co-exist and there are conservation lessons for current and future agri-environment policy.

Knowledge Level

Suitable for all

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge assumed

Refreshments

Tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Bookings

This event is open to both CIEEM Member and non members. Advance booking is essential as places are limited. Please book your ticket below.

Tickets

Tickets Person(s) Price
CIEEM Student Member 1 £10.00
Member Ticket 1 £20.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £25.00