the Whitelands blog
PAID OPPORTUNITY – Make biodiversity your business! ** This post has now been filled. Following comments from our community on the rate of pay offered for this position, we would like to make it clear that we are a not for profit CIC with a very small budget....
Whitelands codirector Fritha West tells us about her masters research, and how biodiversity analyses help tell the story of the Whitelands Project.
The amazing Cheryl Duerden from In A Land of Giants talks us through her journey into conservation, from documenting the rainforests and reefs of South East Asia to coppicing in Southern England. We hear about the importance of protecting ancient trees and encouraging diversity in all its forms!
We chat to Pete Etheridge, a woodsman and ecologist who objects to the name of this series because “I don’t really have a career as such; I’m just making it up as I go along!”. Pete talks us through working with the land while learning all that you can about it, along with the inspiration for his business, Wessex Woodland Services.
For our last interview with Woodland Workers, we chat to the brilliant Kate Mobbs-Morgan. Kate tells us more about working in horse logging, and why this traditional approach to timber extraction is still so important in forestry today.
Andrew shares some of the things he has learned over his three decades working in English forestry, how he has seen the industry change, and what he thinks may happen in the future.
Kicking off our series on Woodland Workers, we chat to Volker Schiller about his international forestry career. Volker has worked across the world, from Germany to Papa New Guinea, Namibia and Rwanda to Costa Rica and Mexico, over the the course of 4 decades. Now just 18 months from retirement, he shares some of his experience with us.
by Alice West, June 6th 2020 Blue skies at 6am. Skip breakfast, where did I leave the car? Humming south, out of town along the Causeway, internally blessing Matthew, the ornithologist, as I pass his house. Round about, motorway bridge, sudden deep darkness in the...
High on the list of things Fritha and I have spoken about doing at Whitelands in the past few months is getting some trees in the ground, to replace the ash we are losing to ash-die-back (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus). Another thing on the ‘to do list’ that Frith asked me to do is a blog on minimum intervention management with links to my PhD for the Whiteland’s CIC blog, which is what you are reading (bear with me!).
Hello!A very happy new year to you all! We hope you have all had a restful winter, and are looking forward to the return of spring as much as we are. In between battling flooded tracks, strong winds and falling trees, we have been enjoying the first frosts as well as...