Over 100 people attended our day of talks at the Fingle Bridge Inn on Friday 11 November 2023
Thank you to everyone who was there and especially to the speakers who gave their valuable time to compose and deliver their talks. Each was fascinating. A report on the day will appear in the Past Events section of this website soon and in our Spring 2024 newsletter.
Dartmoor’s temperate rainforests: past, present and future, was chaired by Nick Fennemore, vice-chair of the Dartmoor Society.
Our speakers and their presentations were:
Guy Shrubsole Author and conservationist.
Dartmoor’s temperate rainforests: an ecological and cultural appreciation.
Ralph Fyfe University of Plymouth
Dartmoor’s temperate rainforests: a long-term view.
David Rickwood, Eleanor Lewis and April Windle The Woodland Trust
Temperate rainforest – the need to protect, restore, create and collaborate.
Dartmoor’s rainforest, its lichens and bryophytes, and what Plantlife is doing to protect and restore it.
Laurence Couldrick Westcountry Rivers Trust
The role of temperate forests and other nature-based solutions to deliver integrated catchment management.
Helen Aldis and Tim Ferry Moor Trees
What is the future for temperate rainforests on Dartmoor? Maintain, extend, expand?