This group will be made up of local people who have an interest in the wildlife found in and around the Forest. The group will take part in training, events and learning sessions on a range of different wildlife subjects. Through increasing their knowledge, understanding and skills the group will help to monitor the changes to various species populations and habitats across the Foresters’ Forest programme.
Community involvement is at the heart of this group, the aim is to have a self-sustaining study group established at the end of the five years which will continue and build on the work of the Programme to create and maintain a comprehensive account of the Dean’s wildlife.
The group will be managed by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, who have considerable experience of working with local people who wish to survey their local area. This will include:
The group is open to anyone who wants to join in and learn more about their local wildlife. The group will be made up of keen and enthusiastic locals rather than specialist volunteers (although they will be involved with training and support). You don’t need to have any previous knowledge or experience to join in.
Click here to go to the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust site.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!