Sphagnum Moss Relocation Volunteer, Dove Stone

Posted:
Monday 4 April 2016
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Dove Stone

What we're looking for

Essential blanket bog restoration, complementing the great work already done at Dove Stone through by reintroducing sphagnum moss through harvesting and re-planting sphagnum on site and replanting sphagnum harvested from areas where it is still abundant. There will also be other restoration work such as gully blocking to increase water-table levels to improve conditions for sphagnum moss. No previous experience necessary – tools and training provided.

The skills you need

Reasonable level of physical fitness, willingness to work in most weathers and ground conditions (not to mind getting wet and muddy!), enthusiasm, team work, acceptance of reasonable H&S measures (e.g. PPE, pre-task tools talks etc), Willingness to learn new skills, such as sphagnum moss ID skills which we will provide training for.

Your time

Minimum:
Ideally at least once a week; there will be at least 2 days per week with opportunities to work either from Dove Stone or Black Hill side on different days (as per demand)
Duration:
2015 - 2018
Period:
All year with some exclusions

What's in it for you?

Learn new skills and about nature conservation, meet like-minded people, exercise, fresh air, chance to improve place you love for wildlife.

How to apply

Contact

Gareth Roberts, Dove Stone
Tel: 01457 819880
Email: Gareth.Roberts@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Must bring sturdy waterproof boots, with good grip, clothing suitable to weather (warm and waterproof) and lunch. If you don't have some of the waterproof clothing, please advise us as we have spare available upon request. Travel expenses available at mileage rate. The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again.

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