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Introduction to Rewilding: principles and practices of ecological restoration

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    Fri 4th - Sun 6th Aug 2017.
    Course starts at 10am and ends at 4pm on the last day.
    Course fee Waged £190, Low Waged / Concessions £160.
    Full board accommodation at CAT £118.

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Course details

Recent years have seen a surge in popular interest in rewilding.

This weekend course gives an introduction and broad overview of the basic principles and practices of rewilding and ecological restoration, to enable you to understand how these might be applied in your own context.

Whether you are a current or soon-to-be landowner, employed in the conservation sector or want to join with others in your community to rewild land or campaign for the rewilding of public/common land, this course will help you to get a grasp of where to start, and what challenges you may face.

We will cover:
· What is rewilding, and why is it necessary?
· Key concepts and issues
such as ecological drivers (vegetation, herbivores, carnivores etc), restoration, connectivity, scale, policy, regulations and governance.
· Basic land management - livestock and grazing, fencing, regulations, common challenges.
· Case studies, with local site visits – what’s worked/not worked on the ground.
· Broader social aspects - community engagement, conflict, rural employment, human’s disconnected relationship with nature.
· Practical exercises – opportunity mapping, reconnecting with nature, action planning.

The tutors for this course are Mick Green, Steve Carver and Kara Moses

Things you need to know

Due to the nature of this course some practical work will be done outside. We strongly advise you to bring waterproof clothing and steel toe-cap boots are mandatory.

You must be over the age of 18 years when this course starts.

Booking, Fees and Cancellation policy

To book a place on a course, please choose one of the following options:

• Book Online- the “Book online” button is either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 966 with your bank card details.


Our course fees include tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Please also note our Cancellation & Refund Policy
a) Course fees are non-refundable.
b) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.


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