Partners receive wildfire training

Partners receive wildfire training

Team members from across the partners got together last week for 2 days of wildfire training with Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS). Their Wildfire Tactical Advisor delivered an introduction to wildfire and the associated hazards. He also talked...
2 years of K9 heathland heroes

2 years of K9 heathland heroes

Not all heroes wear capes, some of them wear K9 Firewise Patrol bandanas! Dorset Dogs are coming up to celebrating two years of their fantastic K9 Firewise Patrol and we want to say a big thank you to all the K9 Firewise Patrol dogs, along with their owners of course,...
Dorset on Amber wildfire alert

Dorset on Amber wildfire alert

The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) issued an Amber alert for the risk of wildfires over the weekend. This means that the weather and ground conditions give a higher likelihood of wildfire, and that any fire that broke out would potentially be difficult to control....
Team visit to rewilding site

Team visit to rewilding site

Along with Dorset Council’s wider environment team, we were treated to a visit and guided walk around Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Wild Woodbury site, Bere Regis, on 26 April. Wilder Dorset project manager, Rob Farrington, explained all about the rewilding...
UHP lend a hand at BBQ dismantle day

UHP lend a hand at BBQ dismantle day

Team members from UHP, including from Dorset Dogs, BARI and Firewise UK, got involved and volunteered at W&S Recycling, Poole to help dismantle 8000 disposable BBQs. The event was organised by our colleagues at Litter Free Dorset and came about as Southern Co-op...
Public encouraged to report wildlife sightings

Public encouraged to report wildlife sightings

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust is asking the general public to add their own sightings of amphibians and reptiles into their national database. The trust has developed the Record Pool, a collaborative project between ARC and ARG UK, collecting records...
We’re hiring!

We’re hiring!

We’re looking for a part-time education officer to join the team! The Urban Heaths Partnership has an exciting opportunity for someone who is dedicated to environmental education. The successful candidate will work as part of a small multi-disciplined team, to...
Reptile survey training with @ARC

Reptile survey training with @ARC

Our project support officer joined partners on Friday 17 March for reptile survey training, part of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation’s Snakes in the heather project. A really interesting day with so much learnt on reptile identification and surveying. This...
UHP at the Family Science Day

UHP at the Family Science Day

Lisa and Amy from our education team had a brilliant and very busy day on Sunday 12 March at the Family Science Day, part of the Dorchester Science Festival. They explained all about our heathlands, this unique habitat and all the wonderful wildlife that calls it...
UHP recruiting now for summer wardens

UHP recruiting now for summer wardens

Do you have a qualification linked to countryside management and a knowledge of the heathland habitat and species? Would you like to join the team for the summer? The Urban Heaths Partnership is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated seasonal warden to...
Partners come together for Dorset Dogs seminar

Partners come together for Dorset Dogs seminar

Colleagues from across The Partnership got together last week at Upton Country Park for the Dorset Dogs seminar. With inspiring talks from Dorset Dogs, Footprint Ecology and Stephen Jenkinson – access and countryside advisor to the Kennel Club, it was a thought...
Team spirit

Team spirit

The team were invited to the BCP Countryside Team Christmas get together yesterday. It was great to meet up with more of our colleagues across the BCP area, to catch up with friends and meet new ones. It was a chilly damp day, but we were welcomed with a bonfire, a...