Annual Conference 2014

 

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Conservation, Farming, Flooding: Our Natural Landscape?

Ouse Washes Annual Conference 2014 Programme

St Ives Corn Exchange, The Pavement, St Ives, Cambs, PE27 5AG

Wednesday 19th November 2014, 09:00 – 14:00

(with additional local site visits in the afternoon)

 

09:00 Registration and Refreshments

09:30 Welcome to St Ives – Gateway to Ouse Washes; Brian Luter, Mayor of St Ives

09:35 Introduction to the day; from John Heading – Farmer and OWLP Board member

09:45 Alastair Burn (Principal Specialist, Pollution and Freshwater” Biodiversity Delivery Team, Natural England) “A Wetland Vision: The Ouse Washes Landscape in Context

10:00 Jonathan Graham (Consultant Botanist) “Ditch Biodiversity on OWLP farmland”

10:15 Chris Hudson (RSPB Ouse Fen Project Manager) “The making of Ouse Fen”

10:30 Refreshments upstairs in the Exhibition space

11:00 Rob Wise – Environment Advisor National Farmers Union East Anglia,       “Farming in the Ouse Washes Landscape”

11:15 Peter Doktor – Project Manager Environment Agency Ouse Washes Habitat Creation Project – “Challenges and Opportunities in Habitat Creation”

11:30 World Café – Round Table Discussions

12:45 Round up and close to formal conference; by John Heading

13:0014:00 Buffet lunch & Exhibition

 

Optional afternoon programme – Exploring St Ives

Guided walk to, and around, Holt Island Nature Reserve; by Ian Jackson (Chairman, Friends of Holt Island Nature Reserve; and Deputy Town Mayor, St Ives)

14:00 – 15:30 Gather at the front of the Corn Exchange for a stroll around Holt Island Nature Reserve (http://bit.ly/1o0ouTc) which is a ten minute walk from the Corn Exchange with a further option to visit the Norris Museum on your return (open till 4pm) http://bit.ly/1me1rsL

 

Bookings

To book your place, please visit: https://ousewashesconference2014.eventbrite.co.uk

 

To find out more, please download the full invite and programme here:

Invitation and Programme

 

 

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Ouse Washes landscape: lowland wet grassland and surrounding agricultural fields. image: Kite Aerial Photography by Bill Blake Heritage Documentation, all rights reserved.

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