An Introduction to Rewilding - Henfield (05/10/2019) Saturday, 5th October 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tutor: Fran Southgate
Although a relatively recent concept rewilding is now a major force in the conservation movement. This new course aims to give you an introduction to the main topics around the subject, looking at examples from around the world as well as examples here in Sussex.
The course will have an indoor and outdoor component.
In the morning we will look over the history of rewilding and discuss the natural processes that drive it. We’ll discuss various topics ecological networks and natural flood management to the introduction of ecosystem engineers - such as grazing animals and beavers - as drivers for habitat change.
Aside from talking about rewilding on a landscape level we’ll also look at what you can do to rewild your garden – and even rewild yourself! There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion.
In the afternoon we will visit the river restoration at Woods Mill and discuss the issues associated with rewilding in action.
The Mill, Woods Mill, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9SD