Dartmoor’s temperate woodlands with their understory of lichens, mosses and shrubs are one of the wonders of Dartmoor. How did they evolve, what steps are taken to conserve them and what is the future for these climate sensitive wooded landscapes.
A series of talks on the many facets of Dartmoor’s temperate forests will take place at the Fingle Bridge Inn, a perfect woodland setting for this gathering. Tickets are selling fast. Do join us.
Programme: (in progress)
9.45am Arrival. Tea/Coffee and biscuits
10.15 am Nick Fennemore Welcome from the chair
10.20 am Guy Shrubsole Author and conservationist. Winner in the conservation category of the 2023 James Cropper Wainwright Prize https://wainwrightprize.com/
10.50 am Professor Ralph Fyfe University of Plymouth Dartmoors Temperate Rainforests: A long term view.
11.20 am – 11.30 am Tea and Coffee
11.30 am Dr Lawrence Couldrick Westcountry Rivers Trust The role of temperate forests and other nature-based solutions to deliver integrated catchment management.
12.00 pm Dave Lamacraft Plantlife
12.30 pm Questions and discussion
12.50 pm – 1.40pm Buffet lunch
1.40 pm David Rickwood The Woodland Trust
2.10 pm Helen Aldis and Tim Ferry Moor Trees What is the Future for Temperate Rainforests on Dartmoor? Maintain, Extend, Expand?
2.40 pm Closing remarks and questions.
The cost of £21 includes refreshments on arrival and in the morning break, and a buffet lunch. The bar at Fingle Bridge Inn will be open for drinks 11am – 4pm. The day is open to all.