Fungi Surveyor – Fore Wood

Do you have proven fungi identification skills to help collate a map of fungi at RSPB Fore Wood and provide data for habitat management and national databases?

Posted:
Tuesday 17 February 2015
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Weald Reserves

What we're looking for

We're looking for a volunteer with proven fungi ID skills to gather data about the species present on our RSPB Fore Wood nature reserve. Nationally important fungal communities can often be overlooked and we want to build a bigger picture of the species on our reserves. This important work would mean we can then: • Map their distribution • Decide how best to prioritise habitat management and help measure the effectiveness of that work.

The skills you need

Essential: • Proven ability to identify fungi species • Ability to follow specific instructions and maintain accurate records • Happy to work independently • Enthusiasm and interest in conservation • Ability to walk about 3 km over varying terrain Desirable: • Previous experience of survey work

Your time

Minimum:
As needed
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year

What's in it for you?

A good opportunity to build on your existing field skills and experience whilst providing the RSPB with vital information that will have an impact on habitat management. We know that there are rare and endangered species at Fore Wood and you may find others not previously recorded. You'll have a chance to share your enthusiasm for nature with others, improve your identification skills, gain a valuable insight into the RSPB's work. A wonderful opportunity to meet new people, staff and fellow volunteers. 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.

How to apply

Contact

Alan Loweth, RSPB Wealden Office
Tel: 01892 752430
Email: Alan.Loweth@rspb.org.uk

Notes

We'll reimburse you for out-of-pocket expenses (up to a radius of 25 miles) and we will of course give you ongoing support. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds, wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations.

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