What we're looking for
If you like getting your hands dirty and love the great outdoors, whatever the weather, then this could be just the ticket! As a volunteer for the Celtic Rainforest Wales project, you will be helping to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of these amazing ancient Atlantic oakwoods (Celtic Rainforests). Typical tasks include coppicing, scrub removal, vegetation management, invasive species removal, ditch clearing and lots more! All tasks are vital to the protection of these unique and precious woodlands meaning they can be enjoyed by many generations to come. The Celtic Rainforest LIFE Project is a 7-year EU/Welsh Government funded project aimed at restoring ancient Atlantic oak woodlands across 5 Special Areas of Conservation in north and mid-west Wales. Snowdonia National Park Authority are the lead partner, along with RSPB, The Woodland Trust, Dwr Cymru, The National Trust and Natural Resources Wales. The woodlands are currently in an unfavourable condition and are continuing to deteriorate. The spread of the Rhododendron ponticum (Rp) is primarily responsible for the deterioration, along with other factors such as over or under grazing, lack of habitat management, and the planting of non-native species in the past that can damage their ecology. For more information on the project, please visit our website: https://celticrainforests.wales/ Please note that opportunities to volunteer are all subject to Covid-19 restrictions.