Three attendees at the latest running of the ‘Irregular Silviculture in the Lowlands: Transformation in Practice’ course and one at another CCF course in North Wales all received grants from Woodland Heritage towards the costs of their attendance in October.
A long-term supporter of SelectFor’s course, based in Stourhead, south Wiltshire, Woodland Heritage was also delighted to help one student attend a similar course run at Clocaenog Forest near Ruthin.
“The Trustees of Woodland Heritage have long believed in the management principles put forward by the CCF system and have backed up that belief with grants to help bring forward the next generation of practitioners”, said Woodland Heritage, Chief Executive, Guy Corbett-Marshall. “I really benefited from attending one of the SelectFor courses in the past and found the way the course balanced environmental benefits and practical forestry operations with a clear focus on economic viability very persuasive and informative”.
SelectFor’s next running of its course is due to take place on 17th & 18th April 2019 with site visits returning to the fine examples of irregular coniferous and broadleaved stands at Stourhead (Western) Estate and the Rushmore Estate, and will look in detail at the silviculture of transformation and the monitoring of stand structure and performance, with the emphasis on lowland forests. The course will be led by Andy Poore and David Pengelly, both leading exponents of Continuous Cover Forest Management.
Each of the courses can accommodate 14 trainees and Woodland Heritage will be happy to consider two bursaries towards the fee of £408 (including VAT) on a case by case basis for the course in April.
Enquiries about grants for the April 2019 course have already been received, so early applications are recommended. Support for other courses in CCF will also be considered under the charity’s ‘People’ grants theme.
For further information on April’s SelectFor course visit www.selectfor.com.