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About the Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is one of the UK’s leading conservation charities. We have over 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 sites all over the UK.

We believe life’s better with trees. We protect and campaign on behalf of the UK’s woods, plant more trees, and restore ancient woodland, for the benefit of wildlife and people.

The role

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading conservation charity, caring for the long term management and conservation of woods in the Faughan Valley, a Heritage Lottery Funded Project.

As an Environment Monitor you will be helping to conserve the natural beauty of the Faughan Valley by assisting the project team with the practical management of the landscape. Surveys are an important part of this as the results determine what management plans to put in place to help conserve, protect, maintain and enhance the sites in the Faughan Valley.

This is primarily a seasonal role to support the development of a major landscape-scale woodland project across the Faughan Valley. Surveys are varied, covering anything from generic hedgerow, woodland or habitat surveys to more specific: bat, lizard or frog orchid surveys. These tasks will cover the whole of the Faughan Valley from Ness Wood to Claudy Country Park and will feed into our plans for delivery. You will need to be based within 30 miles of this area.

Anyone who is capable of a little light work and enjoys spending time outside is welcome to join us regardless of age, ability and motivation. Some background knowledge of the flora and fauna to be surveyed would be preferable.

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