Monday 24th May
10am – 3.30pm
Tutor: Lesley Mason PhD ACIEEM – Freelance Botanist & Ecologist – UKHab Accredited Trainer
The UK Habitat Classification (UKHab) is a new comprehensive classification system for vegetation habitats which has many uses in conservation and land management. UKHab is set to replace the Phase 1 Habitat Survey currently used by ecological consultants in Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) of development sites.
UKHab will also be used as part of the Biodiversity Net Gain metric calculation for new developments.
This one day course comprises 3 Zoom webinar sessions covering:
- Introduction and overview of the UKHab
- UKHab survey: How to code and map habitats
- Using the UKHab Field Key to habitats (includes practical tasks)
Sessions will be 60 to 90mins each to allow time for participant interaction, questions and breaks. Limited to a maximum of 20 participants. Participants will be contacted via email to arrange webinar sessions.
NB. Participants may wish to download the UKHab documents in advance of the course from the website here: https://ukhab.org/
We will be practicing using the Field Key in session 3, so a printout of the key will be very useful.