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Fen Management training Series at Brackagh NNR, Portadown

Fen Management Training

The Conservation Volunteers are running a Fen Management training Series at Brackagh National Nature Reserve in Portadown. The training series will be a mix of practical and theory sessions.

The Ring of Gullion has a number of important fens including ones at Camlough Lake, Carlingford Lough, Cashel Loughs and on Slieve Gullion. you can read more about fens and other important sites for biodiversity by heading over to our ‘ASSIs in the Ring of Gullion’ page.

To find out more and to book onto any of the training days please use the following links;

31st Jan 2017 – Have you ever wondered why we manage fens? Then join Bobbie Hamill, NIEA to find out after completing some practical restoration work at Brackagh Moss.

7th Feb 2017 – Join Bobbie Hamill to discuss the use of Positive and Negative indicator species to assess ecological condition of fen habitats.

10th Feb 2017 – Nutrient levels have a significant impact on fen vegetation and biodiversity. Karl from Mantella Environmental will focus on managing nutrients in a wetland ecosystem and identifying sources of nutrient input; liaising with neighbouring landowners.

15th Feb 2017 – Creating bunds within a fen system gives greater control of water movement. Discover how holding / storing and treatment of water inputs benefits fen habitats with Karl from Mantella Environmental.

21st Feb 2017 – Managing fen enrichment; including the use of reedbeds and the positive and negative impacts of a reedbed on fen biodiversity with Karl from Mantella Environmental.

25th Feb 2017 – Scrub clearance & safe use of pesticides

28th Feb 2017 – Join Karl from Mantella Environmental to learn about the construction and use of dip wells to monitor water levels within the wetland ecosystem and to see if other projects are effective.

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