Farming for the Future meadow conservation volunteer

Meadows; practical conservation, monitor habitats and species, interpret for others the different roles that meadows have played in different eras

Habitat & species monitoring; botanical surveys using set methodology to monitor restoration progress. Other species surveys to assess benefits to wildlife

Habitat restoration; assist in habitat restoration activities where landowners are willing i.e. seed spreading or scything

Guided walks; lead guided walks for local community groups and help promote self-guided walks. Time lapse photography of meadows

Wildlife Trust training workshop; meadows course will be aimed at potential volunteers and promoted through WT and partner organisations

NBRC WILDside project; we will work closely with this HLF funded project which is training-up volunteer wildlife surveyors by providing additional surveying opportunities

In-house training; on-site training working with land advisor, Local Wildlife Sites officer and Catchment Sensitive Farming officer including surveys and data collection

Wildlife Trust training workshop; annual meadows course will be the primary training mechanism. Courses on wildflower, grasses and other taxon groups are available free to WT volunteers

External courses; small opportunities for external courses where of benefit to the volunteer and the project

Volunteers will be line managed by the Land advisor or relevant partner organisation (WT/RNRP) if an existing volunteer.

Hours will be recorded
Volunteer experiences will be recorded as case studies and videos