The Natural history and traditional countryside skills training is implemented through The Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership Scheme. The LPS is part of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s programme to conserve and enhance some of the region’s most treasured landscapes. The LPS runs from September 2015 until August 2018.
The total budget for this project is £12,000
This project aims to provide participants with the skills necessary to identify, record and report the species found within the Ring of Gullion, as well as the skills required to encourage biodiversity to thrive by employing traditional countryside skills. The project will deliver on these aims by:
1. Hosting a series of workshops which provide participants the basic identification skills needed to determine species or class
2. Encouraging participants to form part of a Natural Heritage field studies group
3. Providing information on where to report findings and address queries
4. Providing reference guides and recommended reading lists
5. Creating a network of attending participants, so they may continue to be involved in natural heritage events.