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Join our rangers for some hands-on countryside work

Two rangers in red holding branches and twigs from felled pine trees. There's a pile of branches on the floor and a pine forest in the background.
Clearing pine trees from heathland in Purbeck. | © Sophia Nagle

Fancy getting outdoors and stuck into some hands-on countryside work? If so, join our rangers for the next volunteering task on Sunday 10 March - a day of pine pulling on the Studland peninsula. Why not bring the family and all have a go together!

The event takes place from 10am-3pm, but you don’t need to stay for the full day. The task is to clear areas of young pine trees which, if left, would take over the open heathland. The work will benefit rare wildlife including iconic heathland birds such as nightjars and Dartford warblers, and insects like heath tiger beetles and Purbeck mason wasps.

Please note:

  • Volunteers of all ages are welcome – but if you bring your children, please note they need to be under your supervision.
  • No experience is needed.
  • All tools and instructions will be provided.
  • Please wear sturdy footwear, waterproofs and clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty or damaged!
  • Bring your own food and plenty to drink - it's thirsty work!

The exact location will be confirmed beforehand with booked attendees. The event might be cancelled due to poor weather or other circumstances. In this case, we'll try to notify you the night before.

To reserve a place or find out more, please email:

Or call: 01929 450002.

Our capacity is 15 volunteers, so do book soon if you're interested. The deadline for signing up is Friday 8 March.