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Fighting for Nature on a Lake District hill farm – Online Event

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February 27 @ 7:30 pm
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The next event delivered by Dumfries & Galloway Woodlands is an chance to hear from Author Lee Schofield about his book ‘Wild Fell: Fighting for Nature on a Lake District hill farm’.

The book is his account of a decade working for the RSPB at Haweswater in the Lake District National Park, and the personal and professional challenges involved in working at the coal-face of nature conservation in the uplands.

In his day job as RSPB Senior Site Manager, Lee is responsible for overseeing conservation work across an upland mosaic of woodland, bog, mountain and meadow covering thirty square kilometres.

Delivered online through the Streamyard platform, this evening event is a chance to let participants hear from Lee about his journey, how the book came together, and how his findings can inform work elsewhere. The event will primarily consist of a presentation format, but questions will be welcomed throughout.

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Lee said, ahead of the event:

“I’m thrilled to be coming to talk to D&G Woodlands about the work to restore nature at Wild Haweswater. It’s incredibly inspiring that more and more groups like D&G Woodlands are springing into being, full of dedicated people taking action for the planet. We need exactly this sort of collective, community action if we’re to pull ourselves back from the climate and nature crises.”

McNabb Laurie, from Dumfries & Galloway Woodlands, said:

“We are so excited that Lee is giving us a behind-the-scenes insight into his work in the Lake District. Some of the milestones and challenges might align with activity and ambitions here in Dumfries & Galloway. Do join us for what will be a really interesting evening event.”

Photo: Belted Galloway Cattle in Wood Pasture at Haweswater (Credit: Lee Schofield)

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Date :
27 February 2024
Time :
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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