Sun, 25th June 2017 | Updated Tuesday 20 June 2017, 04:53:43
A group of four individuals, comprising of trainers and team leaders in forest management, will have the opportunity to be trained in forest rehabilitation. The training will be during the period 7th to 18th March.
This two weeks training is being provided through the the Adaptation Fund project - Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change in Seychelles (EBA project), which is being implemented by the GOS-UNDP-GEF Programme Coordination Unit.
The project aims to rehabilitate 650 ha of forest which is dominated by invasive alien species, where careful removal of non-native species is required. The project will establish best practice and undertake training of local participants who will then be expected to take a role in the project. A number of training modules are being developed including combined forest management and safe use of chainsaws.
Training will be to UK LANTRA "gold standard". Lantra is a UK recognised Awarding Organisation with 40 years' experience of developing quality training and qualifications. The training will be led by a certified UK trainer.
The training will cover the following:
i) Chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting
ii) Felling of trees – use of directional felling techniques
iii) Removal of branches and breakdown crowns using a chainsaw,
iv) Elements of assisted felling related to trees hung-up in the canopy – specifically the use of winches and pulleys
v) Basic training in aerial work (climbing and limb removal)
vi) Application of these methods in forest rehabilitation