Nature After Minerals is in the process of putting together a new programme of training events and workshops.
The first event will be held in April this year, at the RSPB national headquarters in Bedfordshire and will include a site visit to a local quarry. Entitled 'Biodiversity and minerals planning - what does it mean?', this workshop-style event is being organised with our colleagues in the planning sector in mind, with a view to reviewing and debating the issues surrounding biodiversity on mineral sites and the implications for local communities and wildlife.
Once again, other workshops will look at habitat design, creation and management on mineral sites (woodland, water bodies, wet grassland and restoration to agricultural use).
The workshops are being devised in order to provide practical information, advice and a forum for discussion for our colleagues in the minerals industry, planning and conservation sectors. They will complement a series of workshops run by the RSPB, which will also consider heathland and reedbed creation, amongst other topics. Each workshop will cost £80.00 plus VAT, per delegate, with a discount for early bookings.
Full details will be available shortly. Meanwhile, should you have any queries relating to these events, please contact: Debra Royal, NAM Events & Communications Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01767 693588 www.afterminerals.com