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Nottinghamshire Practical Conservation Groups
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Do you enjoy the outdoors, getting stuck in and like a bit of hard work?  Why not join the Forestry Commission for an assortment of practical conservation tasks where you really can make a difference to our habitats and the wildlife living within them.

Practical tasks in the Ollerton Area

Sessions are held every Wednesday afternoon at 12.30pm normally meeting at Ollerton Pit Woods car park.  Work is carried out on a variety of sites in the local area including Clumber, Bevercotes Pit Wood, Boughton Brake as well as Ollerton Pit Woods. 

From September there will be some winter sessions monthly on a Friday in Birklands.  The dates are as follows;

  • 9th December
  • 27th January

If you are interested in coming please contact Amy, fill in an expression of interest form and email Amyor phone 07747 006450 before attending. 

Woodland Workout in Nottinghamshire

Every Thursday (10am - 2pm) we rotate round a series of maturing Community Woodlands in North Nottinghamshire. The team get involved in pruning, coppicing, stile and fence repairs, brash burning and more. If you are interested in coming please contact Seb on phone 07786 114633 or fill in an expression of interest form and email Seb.        

  • 24th Nov - Pleasley Carpark at top of Wood Lane, NG19 8RU)        
  • 1st Dec - Silverhill (Silverhill Lane, Teversal, NG17 3JJ)
  • 8th Dec - Shirebrook (Longster Lane, Sookholme, NG19 8LP)
  • 15th Dec - Oxclose (Mansfield Woodhouse Train Station, NG19 7FE) **Xmas burn up!**
  • 5th Jan - Silverhill (Silverhill Lane, Teversal, NG17 3JJ)
  • 12th Jan - Shirebrook (Longster Lane, Sookholme, NG19 8LP)
  • 19th Jan - Sherwood Pines (meet at Forestry Commssion Offices, NG21 9JL)
  • 26th Jan - Whitwell (Meet at layby on Clinthill Lane, A619)
  • 2nd Feb - Silverhill (Silverhill Lane, Teversal, NG17 3JJ)
  • 9th Feb - Oxclose (Mansfield Woodhouse Train Station, NG19 7FE) **hedging session planned**
  • 16th Feb - Oxclose (Mansfield Woodhouse Train Station, NG19 7FE) **hedging session planned** 
  • 23rd Feb - TBC  Boundary (Burmah Rd, Blidworth, NG21 0RT)
    2nd Mar - Silverhill (Silverhill Lane, Teversal, NG17 3JJ)
  • 9th Mar - Sherwood Pines (meet at Forestry Commssion Offices, NG21 9JL)
  • 16th Mar - Shirebrook (Longster Lane, Sookholme, NG19 8LP)
  • 23rd  Mar - Oxclose (Mansfield Woodhouse Train Station, NG19 7FE)
  • 29th Mar - Boundary (Burmah Rd, Blidworth, NG21 0RT)   

Weekend Workout

The Ranger team meet every third Sunday of the month and get involved in a range of tasks across sites; from coppicing, brash burning, crown lifting, fence repairs and wetland management. 10am -2pm with a cuppa or two thrown in too! 

  • 22nd Jan - Silverhill (Silverhill Lane, Teversal, NG17 3JJ)

  • 19th Feb - Oxclose (Mansfield Woodhouse Train Station, NG19 7FE)

  • 19th Mar - Shirebrook (Longster Lane, Sookholme, NG19 8LP)

Let us know you're coming phone Seb on 07786 114633 or fill in an expression of interest form and email seb.tighe@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

No experience necessary.  Please wear sturdy footwear & clothing appropriate to the time of year. 

DON'T FORGET TO GIVE US A RING BEFORE YOU COME OUT AND JOIN US, SO WE CAN ENSURE WE BRING ALONG ENOUGH TOOLS. 

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Last updated: 23rd November 2016
VOLUNTEER RANGER CUTTING YOUNG PINE TO MAINTAIN A HEATHLAND STRIP AT ROADSIDE IN MOORS VALLEY COUNTRY PARK

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