Young Professionals Study Tour 2020 (POSTPONED)
This event has been postponed until 2021.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Young Professionals Study Tour 2020 – Our Legacy
Managing the Woodlands of the Past and Producing the Forests of the Future
The ICF Young Professionals Study Tour 2020 offers forestry professionals from across the UK the chance to gain industry knowledge that will benefit both their professional development and day-to-day work lives.
This 2-day national event will provide you with up to 30 hours of CPD and the opportunity to network with peers from around the UK, opening lines of communication between public and private estates and providing the opportunity to build connections with future markets.
Throughout the event you’ll learn about what has been achieved previously and the lessons that have been learnt. The focus will be on devolved forestry in Wales, and the opportunity to share knowledge from across the sector.
This valuable look behind the scenes will give you the opportunity to diversify and broaden your knowledge, understand industry issues from different points of view, explore new ways of working, and realise the benefit of achieving chartered status whilst furthering the professionalism of the sector.
The sites that will form the basis of the study tour are Radnor Forest and Dolanog.
At Radnor, an NRW-managed site, you’ll gain insight into:
- PAWS management
- Watercourse management and future design plans
- Forest restructuring
- Mechanical flailing and managing natural regeneration
- Deer infrastructure management to aid pest control, working with forest management
- Short rotation forestry Forest Research trial site
- Recreation management – tree safety, antisocial behaviour (flytip off road), amenity planting, etc.
- Thinning, clear fell, restock and civil engineering work
At Dolanog you will be learning about:
- Afforestation planting of mixed species in three phases, with multiple objectives
- Designing a forest to UKFS and Glastir guidelines
- Integrated management of existing woodland blocks
- Tree health issues
- Silviculture of ‘alternative’ species
Mid-Wales Bunkhouse, Woodhouse Farm Ltd, Woodhouse, St. Harmon, Rhayader, LD6 5LY
We have a mixture of bunkhouse accommodation and camping spaces booked, details of which can be found here https://www.bunkhousemidwales.co.uk/bunkhouse.php.
Please choose your preferred option and remember spaces are limited. Shared accommodation will be allocated by gender – please get in touch should you wish to discuss. If you want to specify sharing with a specific group, please send a list of names to our Events Manager.
You may be eligible for funding if you live and work in Wales – for more information, please contact Nathaniel Jackson, ICF Events Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org