During the course of this project, we are trialing and implementing a variety of new conservation techniques to rejuvenate our dunes.

As our team find and develop useful resources, we will share them on this page, so that the learnings that arise from this pioneering project can be used to help and support sand dune site managers around the UK and Europe.

Training Resources

We are developing a range of training resources to help you and your team learn more about dune wildlife, habitats, conservation actions and land management techniques.

Sand Dune Site Managers E-Learning Online Training Course

Click the link below to work through our interactive, online training sessions designed to boost your skills as a sand dune site manager, detailing the different interventions that can be required to deal with a range of issues on different sand dune habitats.

Identifying different dune habitats [how to videos]

Visit our 'Identifying different dune habitats' page to watch our range of videos introducing you to the different habitat types in a dune system and the challenges they face.

Surveying dunes [how to videos]

Visit our 'Surveying Sand Dunes' page to watch our range of 'how to' videos explaining how to conduct a range of different surveys which help us monitor the health of dunes.

Climate Change Adaptation Manual (NE751) Second Edition - Published 2020

The need for climate change adaptation has become widely recognised in the last 20 years. This Adaptation Manual is a resource to support practical and pragmatic decision-making, by bringing together recent science, experience and case studies. It is intended to be an accessible entry point to a range of available resources & tools.

The report contains a section on Coastal Sand Dunes, which is relevant for sand dune managers in the UK.

Definition of Favourable Conservation Status for Coastal Sand Dunes (RP2942) - Published 2020

Sue Rees, Senior Environmental Specialist Coastal Habitats at Natural England and part of the Dynamic Dunescapes team, has authored a new report published by Natural England, titled Definition of Favourable Conservation Status for Coastal Sand Dunes (RP2942).

This document sets out Natural England’s view on Favourable Conservation Status (FCS) for coastal sand dunes in England.

Recommended Reading:

Management of Natura 2000 habitats Humid dune slacks 2190, NATURA 2000 Technical Report 2008 05/24

Management of Natura 2000 habitats * Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ("grey dunes") 2130, NATURA 2000 Technical Report 2008 04/24

Small scale wind erosion for the benefit of coastal dune grasslands, The Dutch Forest and Nature Reserve Owners Association (VBNE)

Management Case Studies

During the course of the project, we will be compiling a series of management case studies to reflect on the management interventions that take place. If you manage a sand dune site, feel free to use these resources to help you plan your own management interventions. Click the links to download the case study documents.

Notches and Scrapes at Oxwich, January 2021

We have established a forum for Sand Dune Site Managers in our project to support one another and share their advice and experiences

This is a closed forum group, but if you are a Sand Dune Manager at a site not included in the project and would benefit from being a part of this group, you can request to be included.

Please fill out the form below and our team will get in touch with you.