Research and Ecological Surveys

Survey and Data Management Volunteers

Bird ringing

Research and surveying is a vital element of the Earth Trust’s work. As part of our Food & Farming, Future Forest and Water & Wetlands programmes we are developing sustainable land management models. Surveying is a vital part of this process, providing evidence for best practise and allowing us to assess how well our sites are doing under current management and where adjustments maybe required.

Ecological surveying is undertaken by flexible volunteer working groups – these are trained volunteers who undertake surveying on days and times which suit their busy schedules. Some survey methodologies require a minimum of weekly surveys but which day remains flexible and can often be very weather dependant! We have volunteers surveying various species, including birds and butterflies, and some of the different habitats on the reserve.

Current opportunities:

Data management

On-going data management is essential to ensure information is available for wider research purposes and to inform best practise. In addition to entering current, on-going surveying and we are consolidating a 30 year data archive to make these long term data sets available for further research and to share. Download a volunteer role description.

More information

If you would like to assist with any of the above surveys or find out more please email to register as an Earth Trust volunteer noting your key area of interest.