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NEW for 2018, NAM will be running three training course events to help share best-practice in minerals restoration for biodiversity gain.

The three courses are:

04 JUL  Calcareous grassland enhancement, creation & management – Dove Holes quarry, Derbyshire

12 SEP  Creation of reedbeds – RSPB Ouse Fen/Needingworth quarry, Cambridgeshire

09 OCT Delivering biodiversity through minerals planning – Stanwick Lakes, Northamptonshire

Details of these events are available for viewing within the RSPB leaflet: Land management advice training 2018.  This leaflet and booking form are available on the RSPB website here.

At £120 + VAT per course to include the cost of all materials, handouts, refreshments and a light buffet lunch, we hope you agree these courses represent excellent value for money.

To reserve a place and discuss payment arrangements, contact in the first instance, followed by a completed booking form.

For all other matters relating to the NAM courses specifically, please contact NAM’s Events & Communications Officer at




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Previous events

A series of 9 regional events, focussing on planning-related matters, were run to consider the potential for the strategic planning of priority habitat creation on mineral sites, across the landscape, under the Minerals Development Frameworks (MDF), which were newly emerging at the time.  A total of 350 minerals stakeholders joined in with these events and engaged in the discussion around minerals planning for biodiversity gain, providing valuable feedback and input to the development of the Nature After Minerals programme and its objectives .

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