DEAN GREEN TEAM

Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

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Autumn/Winter Programme 2011

 

 

Date

Location and Directions

A Forestry Commission or Glos.Wildlife Trust van will be parked at all meeting places from 9.45am ( 10am for GWT task days).  Please follow white arrows to work site.

Type of work Grid Ref

6 Sep 11

 

Lancaut 


On A48 Gloucester to Chepstow road, half a mile north of Chepstow, take the B4228 sign-posted Tutshill and Woodcroft. Turn right at the roundabout (B4228) and after one mile turn sharp left up Lancaut Lane. Carry on and park on the grassy area on the left.        

Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details

Cut Lancaut Church Meadow and scrub to the riverbank.

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20 Sep 11

The Bearse

On B4228 go approx. 1km south of B4231 junction and turn right by bungalow – proceed into woods through farmland.

Habitat and glade creation to benefit butterflies,moths and other invertebrates.

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27 Sep 11

Lancaut

Meet GWT truck on B4228 between Tutshill and Woodcroft for parking directions (Raking brushcut material into habitat piles/no fire)


Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details

Help clear glades to encourage lower plants and butterfly movement through the woodland

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4 Oct 11

Staunton Meend


Take the A4136 towards Monmouth and
after the White Horse pub turn left up the no-through road and follow the signs to
the Buckstone Adventure Centre.

Cutting scrub, drystone walling and pond clearance

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11 Oct 11

Shakemantle Quarry

Take the Ruspidge Road from Cinderford to Soudley, turning left up Tramway road. Park at the end and in the turning area on the right of the road.
Note : Parking is limited so please share lifts if possible and park carefully!

Scrub clearance from quarry floor to expose rock formations and benefit invertebrates requiring open conditions.

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18 Oct 11

Woorgreens – Eggy island coppice

Park at Speech house car park or by GWT truck in smaller road side parking on B4226 ½ mile east of speech house hotel

Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details

One quarter maximum coppiced of current oversized trees on lake island

Stacking of logs and brash into separate piles for habitat from felled trees

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25 Oct 11

Castlemain

Cross the railway tracks in Parkend and head up the hill on the Yorkley road. After the first right hand bend,turn into the Castlemain Depot which is sign posted on your left.

Scrub clearance around pond and ride coppicing to benefit butterflies etc.

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1 Nov 11

Milkwall

Meet in the Darkhill car park off the Sling – Fetter Hill road.  Walk to the barrier and go left along the cycle path following the arrows

Continue habitat creation and create links for butterflies and reptiles.

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8 Nov 11

Wigpool


Meet at GWT truck on Wigpool Common between Mitcheldean and Drybrook.

Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details

Cutting, dragging and burning of birch from heath. Stumps treated to prevent regrowth

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15 Nov 11

The Bearse

On B4228 go approx. 1km south of B4231 junction and turn right by bungalow – proceed into woods through farmland.

Habitat and glade creation to benefit butterflies,moths and other invertebrates.

SO573058

22 Nov 11

Cannop Bridge Marsh

Meet at GWT truck at entrance to Cannop Ponds FC car park off the B4226 2km west of Coleford

Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details

Coppice Dam - Cut alder stems from dam footpath and drag into habitat pile under woodland

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29 Nov 11

Clearwell Meend

Take the B4228 from Coleford to Sling, after the Lambsquay Hotel and the Bandstand turn right into parking area.


Note : Parking is limited so share lifts where possible and park carefully!

Cutting and raking limestone grassland and scrub clearance to benefit limestone flora

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6 Dec 11

Stenders Quarry

Meet at GWT truck on ‘Stenders road’ 0.4km west of Mitcheldean

Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details

Cutting, burning and treating thorny scrub to increase areas of grassland for wildflower opportunities

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13 Dec 11

Edgehills Heathland

Take the A4136 road from Drybrook heading to Mitcheldean.Turn right at the top of Plump hill (opposite the Forest of Dean sign) into Fairplay Cottages and follow arrows to the mast.

Scrub clearance on heathland site

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20 Dec 11

Ridley Bottom

Meet at GWT truck and park on layby on Rosemarys Lane off B4228 6km north of Chepstow


Winter BBQ lunch, mulled wine and a visit from santa (TBC – he is quite busy)
* CHRISTMAS SPECIAL – please confirm attendance *

Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details

Log pile creation and brash burning of chainsawed overhanging branches from small meadows

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All tasks are led by FC Ranger or GWT Ranger staff, start at 9.45 am and finish around 3pm

 

 

2011

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