**POSTPONED** Woodland Resilience: Deer and Grey Squirrel management project evening (Wye Valley)

Date: 15/12/2021 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Three Salmons Hotel
Bridge Street, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1RY

Category: Deer and Grey Squirrel Management

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Join us at The Three Salmons Hotel, Usk to learn more about our exciting conservation project – Woodland Resilience: deer and grey squirrel management and hear updates about the work being carried out in the Wye Valley.

Funded by National Resources Wales (NRW), the project will focus on six areas across Wales covering 200,000 hectares in total. Through it, BASC will work with various partners and stakeholders to monitor and measure the impact that deer and grey squirrels are having on woodlands. This will assist NRW and the Welsh Government to plan how to manage these species.

Following an introduction to the project by woodland resilience officer Hamish Profit, presentations will be given by guest speakers including author John Thornley OBE who will  provide a presentation on managing fallow deer and David Harris (APHA vet) and John Morris (Welsh Government animal health officer) will give an update on TB in deer in Wales. A representative from the Mid Wales Red Squirrel Project will deliver a talk on red squirrel and grey squirrel management and BASC Wales country officer Meurig Rees will discuss grey squirrel control.

This will be followed by a question and answer session.

The event is free to members and non-members. (A bar will be available to purchase drinks)

Doors open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Presentations will last until 9pm and our guest speakers will be on hand to answer your questions until 10pm.

Booking required – Email: wales@basc.org.uk to register your interest in the event stating Wye Valley evening in the subject line.