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Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

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Spring and Summer Programme 2024

 

 

 

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 the normal the time of 9.45 am, but surveys start at 2pm!!*

Arboretum day is on the first Thursday of every month - contact Nina Elvin kristina.elvin@forestryengland.uk

Clearwell Meend day is on the second Thursday of every month - contact Tamsin Sagar tamsin.sagar@forestryengland.uk

The Water Project day is on the third Thursday of every month - contact Stewart Cooper stewart.cooper@forestryengland.uk

 

Tuesday

9 April 24

9.45 am

Beaver enclosure/Piano corner

SO 6213 1541

Turn off the A4136 at Brierley onto the Pludds road. Worksite is the first barrier entranceway on the left.

Fenceline clearance and bridge building.

Tuesday

16 April 24

9.45 am

Forest of Dean Cycle Centre

SO 607 126

Take the B4226 Coleford-Cinderford road and at the crossroads with the B4234 turn north and follow the signs to the Cycle Centre.

Tree guard removal.


Please bring knives for cutting through ties.

Tuesday

30 April 24

9.45 am

Bark Rack

SO 5411 1251

Take the A4136 out of Staunton towards Monmouth. Worksite is the first barrier entranceway on the right.

Tree cage removal.

Bring bolt croppers and wire cutters if you have them.

Tuesday

14 May 24

9.45 am

Beaver enclosure/Piano corner

SO 6213 1541

Turn off the A4136 at Brierley onto the Pludds road. Worksite is the first barrier entranceway on the left.

Fenceline clearance and bridge building.

Tuesday

21 May 24

2.00 pm

Foxes Bridge Survey

SO 644 138

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.
Please drive carefully and slowly on the track and look out for potholes.
Alternative parking at Ruspidge Halt with a walk to the meeting point.

Survey

We will be joined by Audlem Wildlife and Ecology Group.

Tuesday

28 May 24

2.00 pm

Serridge Survey

SO 637 088

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

Survey

Tuesday

4 June 24

9.45 am

Oakenhill

SO 6289 0818

When driving out of Parkend towards Yorkley, go past the school and it will be the second barrier entrance on the right.

ALSO

2.00 pm

Moseley Green Survey

SO 637 088

Bracken bash young soft fronds! Bring your favourite stick!

Survey

Tuesday

11 June 24

9.45 am

Gorsty Knoll

SO588 087

Park at Darkhill car park.

Bracken bash young soft fronds!

Tuesday

18 June 24

9.45 am

Oakenhill

SO 6289 0818

When driving out of Parkend towards Yorkley, go past the school and it will be the second barrier entrance on the right.

ALSO

2.00 pm

Foxes Bridge Survey

SO 644 138

Bracken bash young soft fronds! Bring your favourite stick!

Survey

Tuesday

25 June 24

10.30 am

Gorsty/Dark Hill Summer BBQ!!!!!!!!!!!!

SO588 087

Park at Darkhill car park.

Start at 10.30am for bracken bashing and survey followed by a bbq
(location for bbq TBC)

Tuesday

9 July 24

9.45 am

Old "Roman" road

SO 6563 0936

Take the Roman Road between Soudley and Blackpool Bridge. Parking will be on the track with the big wheelie bins

Clear edging stones.

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

Tuesday

23 July 24

9.45 am

Viney Hill

SO 6553 0740

Driving with Wenchford on your left towards Blakeney the worksite barrier entrance (with the FoD sign) will be on your right before Pitching Green.

Fence removal

Please bring pliers, wire cutters, fencing tools and goggles if you have them.

Tuesday

6 Aug 24

9.45 am

Bixlade Trail

SO 605 099

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

Clear tramway stones.

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

Tuesday

3 Sep 24

9.45 am

Clanna Woods and Lake

SO 583 022

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

Remove Laurel

Arboretum workdays first Thursday in the month.
Clearwell Meend workdays second Thursday of the month. Forest Waters work parties third Thursday of every month.

 

 

All tasks are led by FC Ranger start at 9.45 am or GWT Ranger start at 10.00 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!

 

 

2024

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2023

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2022

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2021

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2012

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2011

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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