Back From The Brink

Dorset’s Heathland Heart Species Survey Group

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Project Summary

Join our species monitoring survey team. We’ll be carrying out surveys across Dorset’s Heathlands in order to gain insight into our priority species including invertebrates, plants and reptiles. Results will help feed into the Dorset’s heathland Heart Back from the Brink project.

Need to know

  • Start Date: 18/09/2018
  • End Date: 31/12/2018
  • County: Dorset
  • Organisation Name: Back From The Brink
  • Project Category: Species surveys


Project Description

Back from the Brink is one of the most ambitious conservation projects ever undertaken. Its aim – to save 20 species from extinction and benefit over 200 more through 19 projects that span England; from the tip of Cornwall to Northumberland.

We’ll be heading out onto Dorset’s heaths each Wednesday from 10 – 2 to carry out species monitoring for a variety of invertebrates. You’ll be led by National Trust and Back from the Brink staff with training by specialist ecologists. We’ll be visiting a variety of sites including those managed by the National Trust, RSPB and ARC

Each session will focus on one species and training will be provided so no experience is necessary, although we’re certainly keen to have volunteers with previous invertebrate survey experience.

Surveys require some moderate walking over uneven ground, so suitable footwear is required. No equipment is needed however if you have binoculars, gps, clipboard and a notepad you may wish to bring them.

On occasion places will be limited due to the nature of the survey or parking at the site. To find out more please use the contact information.