Camlad Valley Community Wildlife Group

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Aims & Objectives

The Camlad Valley Community Wildlife Group was set up to help local people help local wildlife. The group provides a chance to learn and get that little bit closer to some our most fascinating plants and animals.  Participating in the group provides an opportunity to find out about the distinctive wildlife of the Camlad Valley and the area surrounding Corndon Hill and to share your local wildlife knowledge.  You will receive free expert training and a chance to engage in local opportunities to perform valuable conservation work and have fun at the same time.

A annual report is issued each year, summarising the activities and accomplishments of the past twelve months and laying out plans for the forthcoming period.  To download a copy of this report, select the appropriate link below:

Annual meetings in 2014 and 2015 generated a lot of interest and both a Bird Group and a Plant Group are now established. Both will involve local people making decisions about what they should do, but the Bird Group will carry out a survey of Curlew and Lapwing, and perhaps other birds as well.

Click below to download more information on each of the interest areas:

Other wildlife activities will be organised by the Group in the coming months. Details will be posted here in due course.

Area of Interest

The geographical extent of the Camlad Valley CWG’s activities is shown on the map below, expressed in terms of tetrads (the 2 km x 2 km squares used in surveying many types of wildlife).  The area includes Churchstoke, Hyssington, Priest Weston and Chirbury.Survey results map-1

Membership

Anyone who lives or works in the area, or has an interest in its wildlife, and who wants to actively contribute to local knowledge and conservation, is welcome. Membership is free.

Enthusiasm and interest in the area are far more important than specialist knowledge. Group members are assisted by experts in the relevant fields: they provide training to anyone who wants it on such topics as species identification, how to carry out a simple surveys and how to record the results. Survey work is easy and enjoyable, and members will learn new skills.

More Information

To join the Camlad Valley CWG or to get more information, please contact:

Joe Penfold
Stiperstones & Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme
3, Shepherds Yard
Chirbury
Shropshire SY15 6BH

Tel: 01938 561 741
Email: Joe.Penfold@shropshire.gov.uk


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