Between 1996 and 2008 over 30 courses have been delivered. These include:

  • Great Crested Newt Identification, biology, legal aspects, licensing and planning system
  • Pond management
  • Ponds pools and pond wildlife
  • Pond restoration and creation
  • Aquatic plant Identification
  • Ponds and amphibians

Training courses held on behalf of the following organisations:

Herefordshire Amphibian & Reptile team (HART), Herefordshire Nature Trust, Shropshire Wildlife trust, Holme Lacy College, BTCV, The National Trust, Redditch Borough Council, Hereford & Worcester County Council, Froglife, Herefordshire FWAG, DEFRA Rural Development Services, Defence Estates, Madley Environmental Study Centre, the Environment Agency

Herefordshire Ponds & Newts Project:

As Project Consultant ran 14 courses over a 3-year period; 12 Great Crested Newt courses and two pond management and ecology courses, in the process training 145 people. In addition, assisted Professor Garth Foster in running two water beetle training courses in the process training 20 people.


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