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Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

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Summer Programme 2021

 

 

 

Contact leoni.dawson@forestryengland.uk


For those without email, contact either Leoni on 07917 828222 Or Kate on 07786526280

*Please note that work parties start at 9.45am but surveys start at 11am!!*

Arboretum day is on the first Thursday of every month - contact Stewart Cooper stewart.cooper@forestryengland.uk or Emily Fergusson emily.fergusson@forestryengland.uk or

 

Gloucester Wildlife Trust, Forest of Dean Reserve condition monitoring dates are at the bottom of the page

 

Tuesday

18 May 21

Foxes Bridge Survey

Enter the forest at the metal barrier behind the sewage works at SO644138 From Valley Road roundabout, Cinderford take the track to the burger van on the Linear Park (turn off Valley Road at SO649138). Follow this track past the burger van and park just beyond the metal barrier behind the sewage works.

Wildlife Survey

SO644138

Tuesday

25 May 21

Serridge Survey

Meet by the metal barrier. Drive down the track opposite the petrol station at Brierley.

Wildlife Survey

SO622149

Tuesday

25 May 21

Speculation

Please meet and park at the FE Speculation car park. Please bring pliers/wire cutters if you have them.

Wire removal on heritage fencing

SO613135

Tuesday

1 June 21

Moseley Green Survey

Meet in the Mallards Pike car park

Wildlife Survey

SO637088

Tuesday

8 June 21

Foxes Bridge Survey

Enter the forest at the metal barrier behind the sewage works at SO644138 From Valley Road roundabout, Cinderford take the track to the burger van on the Linear Park (turn off Valley Road at SO649138). Follow this track past the burger van and park just beyond the metal barrier behind the sewage works.

Wildlife Survey

SO644138

Tuesday

8 June 21

Haywood

Meet by steel barrier halfway down the track off of Plump Hill leading towards Edge Hills reserve. Please drive very carefully up the track off of the main road to the meeting point - it has some serious potholes in places, the track is due to be graded this month but will not be done by Tuesday.

Fence removal

Please bring pliers and wire cutters if you have them.

SO653163

Tuesday

15 June 21

Moseley Green Survey

Meet in the Mallards Pike car park

Wildlife Survey

SO637088

Tuesday

22 June 21

Flaxley Wood White Butterfly survey

Go up the track opposite Gunns Mill towards the kennels. Meet at barrier.

Wildlife Survey

SO675159

Tuesday

22 June 21

Foxes Bridge car park

Small car park off of the Speech House road. If coming from the direction of Cinderford it is on the left just past the crematorium.

Fence removal

SO632124

Tuesday

29 June 21

Mallards Pike and Moseley Green Survey

Meet in the Mallards Pike car park.

NOTE - meet at 2 pm

Wildlife Survey

SO637088

Tuesday

6 July 21

Symonds Yat

Meet in the Symonds Yat FE car park.

Ditch work

Please bring wellies, spades, shovels and/or rakes.

SO565155

Tuesday

20 July 21

Haywood

Meet by steel barrier halfway down the track off of Plump Hill leading towards Edge Hills reserve.

Fence removal

Please bring pliers and wire cutters if you have them.

SO653163

Tuesday

3 Aug 21

Bixslade

Take the B4234 from Cannop towards Parkend. The entrance is on the opposite side of the road to the stoneworks.

Trail maintenance and litter picking.

Please bring trowels/tools to clear off the tramway stones.

SO605099

Tuesday

10 Aug 21

Summer get together!

Mallards Pike at 12.30

Due to the change in Forestry England policy around the use of BBQs on our sites we are unable to use the BBQ and, due to Covid, we thought it best that the less handling of others food the better. Therefore, please bring your own savoury lunch and drinks and we will provide the puddings! Please can we ask you bring something to sit on and your own plate/bowl/cutlery.

We know it is not as fancy as usual, BUT, the key thing here is that we are all getting together and celebrating everything we have done over the last 2 years! -

Please let Kate or Leoni know that you are coming

SO637088

Tuesday

31 Aug 21

Clanna

Take the B4228 from St Briavels. Turn left onto Church Lane and then left onto Barnage Lane. Closest postcode is GL15 6AH

Remove Laurel…

SO583022

Tuesday

14 Sep 21

Horsepool Bottom Nature Reserve at Oakraven Field Centre, Jubilee Road, Mitcheldean, GL17 0HC

From Mitcheldean take the A4136 towards Coleford/Monmouth and take the first left down Jubilee Road. Oakraven is along there on the left after a couple of miles.

Pond maintenance, fencing, litter collection, bramble clearance.

SO667167

 

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Ellen Winter is the Citizen Science and Evidence Officer for the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust - Contact Ellen Winter ellen.winter@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk

She has invited us to join her on a group of dates for Grid Mapping and Ecological Integrity Assessment in the Forest of Dean.

All days approx 9.30 - 4.30. Whole or half days preferred due to training in the methodology.

Sites may get swapped around occasionally depending on weather, grazing and other factors, but you'll be informed at the start of each survey week.

You'll be looking for a short list of heathland indicator plants in each 10m sq quadrat plus ecological characteristics of each 50m survey square such as bare ground, heather growth stages, and squelch factor!

For more information and for volunteers to sign up - click here GWT Reserve Monitoring

Fri 16th July
Thurs 22nd July
Thurs 29th July
Thurs 5th Aug
Fri 6th Aug
Thurs 12th Aug
Fri 13th Aug
Weds 18th Aug
Thurs 19th Aug
Thurs 26th Aug
Fri 27th Aug
Thurs 2nd Sept
Fri 3rd Sept
Thurs 30th Sept
Fri 1st Oct

Wigpool GWT Reserve
Wigpool GWT Reserve
Woorgreens GWT Reserve
Woorgreens GWT Reserve
Woorgreens GWT Reserve
Woorgreens GWT Reserve
Woorgreens GWT Reserve
Woorgreens GWT Reserve
Woorgreens GWT Reserve
Woorgreens GWT Reserve
Edgehills Bog GWT Reserve
Edgehills Bog GWT Reserve
Edgehills Bog GWT Reserve
Edgehills Bog GWT Reserve
Edgehills Bog GWT Reserve
Edgehills Bog GWT Reserve

 

 

 

 

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

Guidelines for FC/GWT volunteers- please read and take note!

• When driving on forest roads please drive at 15mph maximum – be aware of other forest users – walkers/dogs/cyclists/horse riders etc.

• Please wear appropriate work wear e.g. gloves, work boots, old clothes, bump cap (goggles available),

• Keep safe working distances from each other – 2 tree lengths when felling and 15 metres from a strimmer.

• Never work close to or under a powerline.

• Work carefully, stay safe! Avoid lone working and report any hazards, near misses or dangerous occurrences to supervisor.

• Please see detailed risk assessments at sessions.

There is ALWAYS a qualified First Aider on site so don't be shy about requesting help - Even minor cuts need treating to avoid infection!

 

 

 

2020

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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