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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Tree planting affecting moorland birds?

I notice on the Calderdale bird blog there have been comments made about tree planting up Blackshaw Head and its possible effect on moorland birds. If anyone has access to that blog, perhaps they can post this link to a meeting that is planning where to put all these trees, courtesy of Pennine Prospects. If there isn't input from birders, we may get trees in innapropiate areas.

Mark Turner
9 May (6 days ago)
to Mark

Dear colleague I’d like to invite you to a workshop to discuss the development and management of woodlands across the South Pennines. This event follows-on from an earlier meeting held in Todmorden in August 2011.  The workshop will take place on Thursday 31st May 2012 at The Media Centre in Huddersfield ( and will bring together partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors. The workshop will run from 2:00-4:30pm.  The workshop will enable delegates to discuss and update the South Pennines woodland opportunities map currently being produced by consultants with resources provided by the Forestry Commission. So far a number of constraints on woodland creation across the South Pennines National Character Area have been mapped following one-to-one consultation with partner organisations. The workshop will provide an opportunity to ensure that we have correctly recorded the constraints on woodland creation and to begin to identify areas where woodland creation can best be targeted. The event will also provide an opportunity to hear about other potential woodland opportunities across the South Pennines and the development of a proposed South Pennines Local Nature Partnership.  I do hope that you are able to join us on 31st May. If you, or colleagues, would like to come along please can you contact Ann Atkins, Pennine Prospects company secretary (, and confirm attendance by Monday 28th May 2012? Places are limited so please try to book as early as possible. A more detailed agenda and further information about the venue will be circulated to participants ahead of the workshop.  With best wishes

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