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, 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: Julie Riley

Julie Riley MCIEEM is a Consultant Ecologist with 17 years’ experience of working in the environmental sector, specialising in botany and habitat surveying. Julie attended UKHab ‘train the trainer’ in 2020 and has extensive experience of working with and training on JNCC Phase 1 habitat surveying, UKHab surveying and Biodiversity Net Gain work.  Julie holds a FISC Level 4 botanical certification and enjoys helping professionals, volunteers and members of the public to improve their plant identification skills.