The Lost Meres: Uncovering the history of the lost meres, decoys and rivers of Thorne & Crowle
A revised date and venue for this event will be published as soon as possible.
Killing the Golden Goose? Recreation, conservation & Over-tourism - sustainability or bust?
Finding Lost Norton Park
National Lottery Heritage Fund Project
Find out about Mediaeval Norton Park and its History!
Governing the Anthropocene
Thu, 21 February 2019
18:00 – 19:30
University of Liverpool, Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 6
Bedford Street South
For enquiries and online booking, please visit: Governing the Anthropocene
Welcome to THE Rewilding event of 2019
22-23 May 2019
Sheffield Hallam University, Cantor Building, Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NU
For more information, venue location, programme and booking options please visit:
Opportunities & Issues in Rewilding
3 April 2019
Draft conference programme now available for download. Please see: Killing the Golden Goose
Bookings updated to include Ancient Tree Forum or Woodland Trust members, Sherwood Treescapes Project partners or presenting papers & posters at £45 rate.
Booking now open for the following events
Killing the Golden Goose? Recreation, conservation, & over-tourism – sustainability or bust
Wednesday, 3 April 2019 - Forest Lodge Hotel, Edwinstowe
This 1-day conference and 1-day field workshop (TBA) address the hugely significant issues of sustainable management of countryside recreation and the challenges of delivering multi-functional countryside in an age of diminishing resources but increasing demand. In the face of major cuts to local authority countryside management services and the loss of skills and nationally-agreed standards, we ask who can take this forward. How can we provide an accessible countryside experience on the one hand, yet safeguard, conserve, and hopefully enhance, often-vulnerable wildlife, nature and heritage on the other? Whilst non-governmental and charitable bodies can deliver some support, there is still a cost in terms of site management, people management, and essential or desirable conservation. Free goods are not necessarily free to sustain or to enhance. Additionally, whilst many high-profile private-sector organisations (such as stately homes and gardens for example) offer wonderful countryside tourism and leisure experiences, few have trained ranger services on-hand to help manage the visitors and to avoid conservation problems.
DETAILS & BOOKING HERE: KILLING THE GOLDEN GOOSE?
Trees: Archaeology, Heritage, History, Biodiversity and Conservation Management
4-6 September 2019, Cantor Building, Sheffield Hallam University
SYBRG (Econet) and partners are organising a 3-day event in September 2019 following on from their Investigating Tree Archaeology, May 2018 conference. This longer conference develops some of the themes identified in May 2018 allowing for more in-depth technical papers and discussions around topics that have only been touched on.
There will be keynote presentations through the conference and sessions on each of the days that explore specific themes:
We will include panel discussions focused on each of the themes, poster presentations and displays.
The conference will be a cross-disciplinary event with contributions from woodland managers and practitioners, veteran tree specialists, dendrochronologists, archaeologists, vernacular building architects and technologists, ecologists and woodland historians. We are keen to attract a broad range of people to contribute to the ongoing debate around these topics. Speakers confirmed include Della Hooke, Rob Jarman, Andrew Hoaen and Gavin Simpson. Poster presentations are welcome.
DETAILS & BOOKING HERE: Trees: Archaeology, Heritage, History, Biodiversity and Conservation Management
The SYBRG team