HEC Associates - For all your consultancy needs
HEC Associates offer a full range of environmental consultancy services, including: Invasive species (Japanese Knotweed); training, education & interpretation; environmental, ecological & conservation; tourism & leisure
UKEconet is the international portal of the Biodiversity and Landscape History Research Institute (BALHRI), working in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University and the South Yorkshire Biodiversity Research Group (SYBRG). It provides research-based information on ecology, history, archaeology and landscape change that will be of interest to all. Read more ...
The Events section contains information, programmes, booking, downloads etc., on forthcoming conferences, workshops and training days.
Information on past events can be found in the Archives section and a selection of photographs can be found in the events Galleries.
NEW FROM WILDTRACK PUBLISHING
The Wildtrack Publishing on-line store contains our comprehensive catalogue of book and journal titles. The new store also has a variety of downloads available, with more to follow in the near future. As the store develops, it will also include journal subscriptions and conference & events booking on-line. There is currently a range of photographs, postcards and attractive desktop wallpapers at modest prices (and free), either for download or to order, as well as the usual publications based on our conference, workshop and research output.
Follow the Wildtrack link (above or from the menu at the top of the page) and feel free to browse around!
Woodland Heritage Manual (ringbound edition) sold out. It is available as a free research download. The updated 2011 edition is available from the Wildtrack Store.
Projects describes the current range of community-led initiatives organised by SYBRG and partners organisations. Further information, links to dedicated web sites and details about how to become involved are available as PDF downloads on each project page.
Gillfield Wood's Historical Setting
Lost Woods of the East Peak
Norton in the Heart of Chantrey Land
Harvesting our Heritage
Discovering Neighbourhood Woodlands
Norton's Flying Legacy
Reconstructing Gillfield Wood's Historical Setting - The results of this HLF-funded project in collaboration with Friends of Gillfield Wood are now presented on the project web site. It can be accessed via the image link above.
Norton's Flying Legacy - The most recent major Heritage Lottery-funded project has just finished. The output of the group's work can be seen via the link, above.
Ian's Walk on the Wild Side
Ian's Walk on the Wildside is the regular blog presented by Professor Ian Rotherham, expert on a range of environmental issues, including urban wildlife, extreme weather, flooding and climate change.
UPDATES (Updated 25/09/17)
The latest posts to Ian's Walk on the Wild Side is currently promoting the History & Heritage of the Bogs and Peatlands of Cumbria (1-2 November) and the Shadow Woods celebratory evening of talks and posters at Sheffield Hallam University on 27 November (details and booking via the Events page on this site): Read more...
Our range of current and on-going surveys list has been completed and can be found on the Research/Surveys page, with links to external survey forms.
For general inquiries, etc. please see Contact Us page for details.
LATEST UPDATES & NEWS
Downloads, up-coming events news, site news and lots more added to News page regularly
NEW from Wildtrack Publishing
Shadow Woods: A Search for Lost Landscapes
Conference Call for Papers 2018
Information and download links on the News page or Wilder Visions programme page: Investigating Tree Archaeology (Call for Papers added) & European Wood Pastures
Sheffield & Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's 'True Bluebells' project has been launched. Details and link on the News page.
SPHAGNUM IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
The first of our series of species identification guides is now available to view. The guide features a beginners' and intermediate guide to Sphagnum mosses. More here ... (or click image, right)
WAXCAPS IDENTIFICATION GUIDES
The Waxcaps & Allied Fungi Guide features easy-to-identify species of these important fungi, along with other taxa usually associated with the same habitat. More here ... (or click image, right)
DEER SURVEY & IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
The third in our series of identification guides. This guide, split into two parts, basic and advanced - covers key identification and characteristics of those British deer species which are likely to be seen across South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. More here ... (or click image, right)
Download our basic Wacaps survey sheets in both Word and PDF format.