This is a 2 day course aimed at those who are just starting out with GCN surveys, or may have completed one season of surveys, and would like to broaden their training in order to work towards their Great Crested Newt Class 1 survey licence.
Following successful completion of the course you can gain a reference from Froglife’s Ecologist which can be used in support of an application to Natural England to survey for Great Crested Newts.
Broad course overview:
- Identification, distribution and ecology of Great Crested Newts
- Legal protection and licencing requirements
- Disease control during survey
- Survey techniques
- Submitting your survey data
- Practical session