Starting a community conservation group or even changing the way you look after your garden can seem like a daunting task. We hope the resources provided on this page can help to ease the way and make it easier for people to take action for nature.
Here we provide some template forms, general advice on management of some habitats and links to other sites that can provide advice and support. For more information and the latest updates sign up to our quarterly e-newsletter. Is there something not on this page that you would find useful? Get in touch at: email@example.com
Herefordshire Meadows are a local group working to support and develop wildflower meadows across Herefordshire: https://www.herefordshiremeadows.org.uk/
For local experts on amphibians and reptiles: http://herefordhart.org.uk/.
The freshwater habitats trust have information on pond creation and management: https://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/million-ponds/pond-creation-toolkit/
The local network of tree wardens monitor and help protect trees throughout the county and can be found here: https://htreewardens.org.uk/.
The Woodland Trust have a number of reserves in Herefordshire and their website has lots of advice on tree planting and woodland management: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/
Webinars, training and courses - providers
Habitat and species ID
The Wildlife Trusts often run online and in person training courses and a full list of upcoming events from all trusts can be found here: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/events.
The FSC (Field Studies Council) are running a project called Biolinks until 2022, providing a mixture of free and low cost courses both in person and online. Upcoming courses can be viewed here: https://www.field-studies-council.org/biolinks-courses/.
Other FSC courses can be accessed here: https://www.field-studies-council.org/courses-and-experiences/
CIEEM (Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management) over a number of courses including habitat surveying courses: https://cieem.net/i-am/continuing-professional-development/upcoming-training-and-events/
Template Risk Assessment
Below are a number of template risk assessments. These should be considered templates only.
The attached document has a selection of current available funding opportunities and will be updated periodically.