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Digital Forest Management using MyForest - RFS one day training course

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COURSE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

Instructor: Paul Orsi

Location:  South Downs National Park Authority, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DH

About:  

myForest is a free to use online web tool designed to help woodland owners and managers produce management plans.  The system allows users to map their woodlands, add information (including inventory and work programme) and produce management plans using Forestry Commission England’s template. 

The course will take participants through the whole management planning process, from a woodland survey through to producing management plans that can be approved by a Forestry Commission Woodland Officer. Participants will learn how to create a myForest account, map a woodland area, add attribute data and generate a management plan and associated maps. We will look at what is required from a good management plan and how myForest can help you with this.

This course is aimed at owners of small woodlands who are keen to learn how to create their own management plan.

Duration: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Price: £85.00 for RFS members / £100.00 for non RFS members

Note: Course attendees are advised to bring a packed lunch as lunch is not provided.  Tea, coffee, water and biscuits will be provided on arrival and at suitable breaks in the classroom sessions.  

About the tutor:

Paul Orsi is Director of Operations at the Sylva Foundation.  He has a Masters in Land Management and is a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Forester.  He has 20 years of experience in the forestry and land management sectors working in the private sector for both companies and estates, and more recently in working for an NGO.  Paul’s work for Sylva sees him lead on the development of myForest as well as Sylva’s other Forestry and Rural Enterprise activities

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About the South Downs National Park Authority:

This course is delivered by the RFS in partnership with the SDNPA who are generously hosting the course at the South Downs Centre, Midhurst.  The South Downs National Park is the third largest National Park in England and has the largest National Park population, with 117,000 residents. From rolling hills to bustling market towns, the South Downs National Park’s landscapes cover 1,600km2 of breathtaking views, including 18 distinctive landscapes, 13 European wildlife sites and more woodland than any other National Park in England or Wales. The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) is responsible for keeping the South Downs a special place, including conserving and enhancing the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area. It is also the planning authority for the National Park. The Authority is a public body, funded by government, and run by a Board of 27 Members.  For more information visit their website here 

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