Local Action Groups Workshop 2014

On 21st and 22nd January 2014 the GB Non-native Species Secretariat organised the fifth Local Action Group Workshop, funded by Defra, at Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury.

There were three themes to the Workshop:

  1. Education and training
  2. Local Action Group presentations and discussion
  3. Collaboration between LAGs


Workshop proceedings (PDF)

The workshop consisted of presentations from Local Action Groups, including talks about experiences and lessons learnt, and discussion sessions in which groups were asked to discuss solutions to problems around the three themes mentioned above.

Participants of 2014 Workshop

Jane Birch Environment Agency
Olaf Booy GB NNSS
Catherine Burton Surrey Biodiversity Information Centre
Lyn Byrne Dee Invasive Non-native Species Project
Catherine Chatters New Forest Non-native Plants Project
Rob Collins The Rivers Trust
Lucy Cornwell GB NNSS
Bekka Corrie-Close CFINNS Initiative
Karin Crofts West Cumbria Rivers Trust
Jonathan Dunster Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum (Calder & Colne Rivers Trust/Yorkshire Wildlife Trust)
Megan Ellershaw Natural England
Matt Ellis NRW/North Wales & Dee INNS Forum
Carol Flux Natural Enterprise
Neil Frost Chelmer Canal Trust
Anita Glover Yorkshire Dales Environment Network
Jo Gore Source to Sea
Neil Green Bristol Zoo
Karen Harper London Invasive Species Initiative
Joanna Heisse Environment Agency
Gwen Hitchcock River Flit Non-native Species LAG
Matthew Holden Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project
Claire Lamb ARKive
James Macfarlane Cormac Solutions
Simon Mackown Defra
Fiona McKenna RAFTS
Niall Moore GB NNSS
Tom Morgan RSPB Arun and Rothers Connections
Nicola Morris SINNG
John Musham Tees Rivers Trust
Meryl Norris Ayrshire Rivers Trust
Marie Pages-Gold University of Aberdeen
James Parkin Return of the Natives, Dorset Wildlife Trust
Jemma Pealing ARKive
Sally Potts BEACON (Bollin Environmental Action and Conservation)
Linda Raine GB NNSS
Trevor Renals Environment Agency
Mike Sutton-Croft Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative
David Winn LANTRA

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