Forestry and Countryside: Forestry and Arboriculture Land and Wildlife
If you are interested in working in the countryside and you have aspirations of working or managing countryside environments, woodlands and forests then Llysfasi has one of the finest practical resources on offer, located in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd.
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- Forestry and Countryside
The area has outstanding flora and fauna, a wide range of natural species of vegetation and wildlife and provides an excellent resource for practical work and bringing theory into practice.
The college has a 970 acre estate including 150 acres of dedicated conservation woodlands, commercial forestry plantations and amenity trees. The farm estate has a range of commercial farmland, heath, hedgerows and other habitats managed within the Glastir scheme.
We offer a range of countryside programmes selected for their diverse career opportunities within this exciting and growing industry. These are for people with interests in the arts of rural and country estate management, wildlife conservation, commercial forestry and arboriculture or more domestic careers in tree surgery.
Whilst studying you will use a range of specialist machinery including chainsaws, brushcutters, wood chippers, skidders, forwarders and other timber processing equipment. You will also use a variety of wildlife surveying and habitat management techniques.
Close links to partner organisations including Royal Forestry Society, Wildlife Trusts and Tilhill will give you excellent opportunities to study and work on a wide variety of habitats and sites including woodlands, heath and moorland, ranging from the coast right up to the mountain tops.