Biodiversity-enhanced agricultural restoration (arable)
Featured in19 April 2012 - 15:55
One-day workshop on designing and implementing biodiversity-enhanced arable restorations
THE presence of best and most versatile soils may determine the restoration of a mineral site for agricultural use post extraction. However, this choice need not preclude the inclusion of features to maximize wildlife conservation on farmland.
This Nature After Minerals workshop is the first of two that will consider how commercial farming can integrate the needs of priority farmland birds and nature as a whole. The event will take place at the RSPB’s Hope Farm, in Cambridgeshire, on Tuesday 15 May 2012.
Specifically looking at arable farming, this workshop is aimed at mineral operators with links to agricultural land, as well as consultants, planners and conservation bodies.
The workshop costs £80 + VAT and includes refreshments and a buffet lunch. To reserve a place, print off and use the form attached to the bottom of this article.
Alternatively, for further information visit: www.afterminerals.com
The second of the two workshops, Biodiversity-Enhanced Agricultural Restoration (Grassland), will take place at Batts Combe Quarry, in Somerset, in June.