Habitat management and survey work party - Isle of Skye

Posted:
Friday 18 March 2005
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Isle of Skye

What we're looking for

We are organising work parties to carry out habitat management and survey work in the north of the island. These tasks, which include fencing, drystone walling and vegetation creation and management, are essential for the conservation and monitoring of some rare and endangered species eg corncrake and great yellow bumblebee.

The skills you need

Enthusiasm and an interest in conservation are essential. A variety of practical skills would be useful. A reasonable level of fitness and an up-to-date tetanus injection are required for practical work. Some areas have good access and there may be opportunities for wheelchair users to participate. Own transport is an advantage but lifts can usually be arranged. Volunteers are requested to arrange their own accommodation. Details of hostels, bunkhouses and reduced rate B&B are available on request. Five star accommodation is available nearby for those who just do not do 'roughing it'!

Your time

Minimum:
Depending on weather but 2-3 days minimum required
Duration:
One week
Period:
All year

What's in it for you?

Learn more about the habitat needs and behaviour of corncrakes, other birds and other wildlife. A chance to build up or use existing skills and get some exercise and fresh air in pleasant surroundings. An excellent opportunity to contribute to work in a crofting community and an important area of the RSPB's conservation work in Scotland.

How to apply

Contact

Alison MacLennan, Isle of Skye & Lochalsh
Tel: 01471 822882
Email: alison.maclennan@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Appropriate training and safety equipment will be provided and expenses may be re-imbursed. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

Reference number 1739