Gain a better understanding of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG). Join us as we explore what to expect and how to interpret the Metric when reviewing Biodiversity Net Gain.

This four-week course equips participants with the skills required to understand the principles of BNG and have an awareness of what goes into the Metric. You will learn valuable hands-on experience inputting data into the Metric 4.0, interpreting its outcomes, understanding its limitations, and discussing real-life case studies. Participants will be given an overview of BNG legislation, its purpose, and what to expect during a BNG project. This course is ideal for those who review BNG reports and the Metric such as Planners, Developers and Landscape Architects.

Tutor: Dr James Hutchison MCIEEM

Dr James Hutchison MCIEEM works primarily as an ecological consultant, where they provide specialised expertise in Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) Assessments. As well as holding a FISC Level 4, James is a certified river condition assessor, allowing them to undertake both the field and desk-based elements of the BNG process. James led on the development of Natural England’s Biodiversity Metric 3.0 QGIS template and associated guidance documentation. In addition to that, they also worked as part of the team that created the Biodiversity Metric 3.0 data import tool and the Small Sites Metric.

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