Local Action Groups Workshop 2015

On 28th and 29th January 2015 the GB Non-native Species Secretariat organised the sixth Local Action Group Workshop, funded by Defra, at Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury. There were three themes to the Workshop:

  1. Alerts
  2. The future of Local Action Groups
  3. Biosecurity and Check Clean Dry

Workshop proceedings

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 2015 Workshop

Matt Ashton Defra
Lawrence Beale-Collins Thames 21
Jane Birch Environment Agency - Pevensey Alien Species Project
Olaf Booy GB NNSS
Alex Brook CABI
Lynn Brydon Cromarty Firth Fishery Trust
Richard Casey Thames 21
Penelope Chaney River Flit Non-native Species LAG / Wildlife Trust BCN
Catherine Chatters New Forest Non-native Plants Project
Georgina Colley Wiltshire Wildlife Trust (Source to Sea Project)
Lucy Cornwell GB NNSS
Bekka Corrie-Close CFINNS Initiative
Karin Crofts West Cumbria Rivers Trust
Matt Ellis North Wales & Dee INNS Forum (NRW)
Neil Frost Chelmer Canal Trust
Ceri Gibson Tyne Rivers Trust
Anita Glover Yorkshire Dales Environment Network
Jo Gore Source to Sea
Clare Gower Chester Zoo
Neil Green Avon Invasive Weed Forum
Andrea Griffiths Medway Valley Countryside Partnership
Karen Harper London Invasive Species Initiative
Kay Haw Wildlife and Countryside Link
Ruth Hawksley Wildlife Trust / Bourn Free
Ailsa Henderson Yorkshire Wildlife Trust / Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum
Matt Holden Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project, Stour Valley Non-native Invasive Species LAG
Neil Huck Ground Control Ltd / British Association of Landscape Industries
Andrew Jennings-Giles Chester Zoo
Adrian Jowitt Natural England
James Macfarlane Cormac Solutions
Ann-Marie MacMaster Scottish Mink Initiative (RAFTS)
Sarah Mcintrye Arun & Rother Connections Project (RSPB)
Niall Moore GB NNSS
Nicola Morris SINNG (Cornwall College)
John Musham Tees Rivers Trust
Meryl Norris North Wales Wildlife Trust
Marie Pages-Gold University of Aberdeen
Sally Potts BEACON
Linda Raine GB NNSS
Trevor Renals Environment Agency
Helen Roy Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Glen Skelton Surrey Wildlife Trust
Mike Sutton-Croft Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative
Merlin Unwin Merlin Unwin Books

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