BEN NEVIS ESTATE

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Ben Nevis Estate

Country

Scotland

Current land designations

Ben Nevis and Coe NSA, Ben Nevis cSAC and SSSI

Specific location

Highlands

Year rewilding started

2000

Grid reference

NN166712

Location

Latitude: 56 47 46 N Longitude: 05 00 17 W

Altitude

Minimum: Maximum:4406 ft

Project Management

Ownership: John Muir Trust;

Management: The Nevis Partnership (charitable organisation)

Area under rewilding (hectares)

1700ha (woodland: 200ha)

Project funding

The Woodland grant scheme, JMT, FC Scotland, Highlands and Islands partnership, Highland Council Planning and Development Services, Scottish National Heritage, private company sponsorship

Rewilding methods

Natural regeneration of native woodland through removal of grazing pressures (deer culling, removal of grazing sheep); Some planting of native tree species; Modifications to non-native coniferous forest

Habitats present

Bog, Marshes, fens, heath, scrub, dry grassland, humid grassland, Alpine grassland, Broad-leaved deciduous woodland, snowbeds, semi-natural woodland,

Target species

Native tree species (upland pine, upland oak, upland birch, riparian woodland, sub-montane scrub, juniper), blackcock, red squirrel

Species reintroductions

None

Access to the area

Open public access

Links to further information

The Nevis Management Strategy: www.nevispartnership.co.uk/pdf/newnevis_strategy_summary.pdf

John Muir Trust information: www.jmt.org/cons/nevis/

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