The Deer Initiative is offering a ‘Deer Awareness Best Practice’ event for deer managers and landowners, taking place on Thursday, 30th November in Suffolk.
Some of the key items on the agenda include:
- Overview of impacts caused by UK deer species and the compounding effects of tree diseases.
- Deer impact surveys: an introduction to activity and impact indicators, conducting surveys, recording and interpreting results.
- Deer population dynamics and monitoring: factors driving population density and their relationship to habitats. Counting deer versus indirect methods of monitoring population change. Recording and interpreting data to support Adaptive Management.
- Adaptive management: planning and adapting deer management over time. Cull planning and indicators of success. Meeting site management objectives.
- Afternoon field visit to Bradfield Woods: examples of deer impact indicators. Discuss the logistics of deer management including stalker safety and efficiency. Discuss health and safety and legislative issues as they affect field operations.
The event is free to attend and takes place between 0900 and 1645. Attendees are advised to wear suitable footwear and outdoor clothing for the site visit. Lunch will not be provided.
Booking is essential: http://www.thedeerinitiative.co.uk/news/record.php?id=213
For further information contact: David Hooton, East of England Deer Liaison Officer: 07970 141 512, or on email: [email protected]