This project aims to improve habitats within parts of the park’s 1200-acre site for the benefit of many of the rare and endangered species that can be found there. This involves physical outdoor work with the park’s site team, and might include:
• Clearing of invasive scrub and grass.
• Planting of new mixed hedgerows and trees.
• Work in and around ponds to help clear encroaching vegetation.
This project is about the managing the countryside for the benefit of plants and animals. As well as working on the specific habitat development projects, participants may also:
• Spend some time meeting the park’s countryside rangers, discovering more about their role and skills required for the job.
• Learn more about the different habitats that can be found within the South Downs National Park and the variety of plants and animals they support.
• Have an opportunity to observe a variety of British wildlife in their natural habitat.
Monday 24th – Friday 28th October 2022
Queen Elizabeth Country Park, The South Downs National Park
• Dormitory accommodation at Stubbington Study Centre, situated close to the beach, right on the south coast.
• All meals
• Evening activities in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty