The first step to assessing your Short Term Ecological Effects is to look at your site and understanding its Ecology. Below you will find a Blank survey form and an example completed for my own Forest School Site:
After completing your site survey it is important to start looking at how your activities might impact on the area. When Considering the impact of your Forest School activities it is important to consider the different areas of the Forest. The easiest way to do this is to often consider the vertical structures of the woodland.
Below you will a Blank Activity Matrix that could be used to help asses the impact. I have also attached an example Activity Matrix completed for my own Forest School Site: