The latest research and practical moorland management advice at the Northern England Grouse Seminar

Science-based conservation techniques for ground-nesting birds, hen harrier conflict resolution and the latest research into peatland management will be amongst the topics discussed at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Northern England Grouse Seminar on 28 February 2023 in Harrogate.

This essential event for moorland managers, gamekeepers and uplands ecologists is organised by the GWCT’s Upland Research Group. It will present the latest evidence on adaptive management, research into wildfire risks and mitigations, and heather management, as well as updates on the Trust’s Merlin Magic project which looks at the impacts of heather management practice on Merlin nesting habitats and prey abundance.

Speakers are the GWCT’s uplands specialists Dr David Baines, Dr Nicholas Aebischer, Dr Phil Warren and Dr Sian Whitehead, as well as Stephen Murphy from Natural England and Professor Nick Kettridge from the University of Birmingham.

The GWCT’s Dr David Baines, who is organising the event, said:

“This is a great opportunity for anyone involved in moorland management or interested in ground-nesting birds and other uplands fauna and flora to hear the latest research into some of the most topical issues as well as gain practical management tips and meet old friends.”

Events details:

  • Date: 28 February 2023, 9am to 4pm
  • Location: Cedar Court Hotel, Park Parade, off Knaresborough Road, Harrogate, HG1 5AH
  • Tickets: £50.00

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The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – providing research-led conservation for a thriving countryside. The GWCT is an independent wildlife conservation charity which has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife since the 1930s. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies.

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