Badger Impacts and Mitigation

Summary

This one-day course considers the potential impacts of different phases of development on badgers and the options for mitigation. Relevant legislation and licensing requirements are also covered.

Description

This classroom-based training offers seven structured sessions to include planning for survey and reporting, development phases, types of development impacts on badgers (including sett loss, disturbance and impacts on foraging habitat) and the design and the practicalities involved in the implementation of mitigation measures. The trainer will also advise on the principles of licensing, when and how to apply for a licence. Natural England badger licence forms will be completed as a class exercise. Delegates will have opportunities to analyse examples of badger mitigation projects.

The tutor will facilitate discussions throughout the course so that delegates can raise issues that they have encountered in their work. Each session will close with a Question and Answer session. Delegates are able to contact the tutor after the course to talk through badger cases that they are working on.

Who Should Attend?

Developers, ecological consultants, local authority ecologists, local authority planners, students, environmental managers, wardens and rangers.

Knowledge Level

Intermediate

Prior Knowledge

Participants should be familiar with badger ecology and field signs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to identify issues of concern in badger surveys and reports
  • Identify impacts of developments on badgers
  • Propose mitigation measures in response to development impacts
  • Prepare a Natural England Badger Licence

Refreshments

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

Tickets

Tickets Person(s) Price
Member Ticket 1 £110.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £180.00