Learn how to maintain and improve sand dunes - extremely fragile, valuable, natural habitats.
This is a guide to sand dune management. It is intended to be used by conservation volunteers and all others interested in maintaining or improving sand dunes.
It contains everything you need to know about sand dune management - their formation, ecology, the law, health and safety, access, vegetation, stabilisation and much more.
Sand dune subjects
Detailed background information - sand dune formation, erosion, ecology, management problems, the law, safety, tools and equipment.
Detailed techniques to re-contour dunes, construct wave barriers and sand-trap fencing, and the use of thatching, mulching and binding to stabilise dunes.
Access and vegetation
Principles and methods of directing and limiting public access, as well as methods of establishing vegetation to create a living dune system.
The original, printed TCV handbook "Sand Dunes, a practical handbook" contained 108 pages. Every one of these pages is included in these digital versions. Your subscription would also give you unlimited access to all of our practical conservation handbooks.
There are over 2,000 illustrations covering all 10 handbooks. These will be constantly added to and improved. We will also add photographs and videos to bring the pages to life.
The Practical Handbook series was started in the 1970s, with most of the original titles remaining in print throughout, and new titles being added over the years. There has been a rolling programme of revision with most printed Handbooks now in their umpteenth edition.