CARRIFRAN

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Carrifran Wildwood

Country

Scotland

Current land designations

SAC, ESA, RSA, SSSI

Specific location

Moffat Hills, Dumfries & Galloway

Year rewilding started

2000

Grid reference

NT160120

Location

Latitude: 57 20 01 N Longitude: 04 41 15 W

Altitude

Project Management

Ownership: The Wildland Group (part of the Borders Forest Trust), Borders Forest Trust

Management: The Wildland Group  (part of the Borders Forest Trust), Borders Forest Trust, John Muir Trust

Area under rewilding (hectares)

647ha

Project funding

Borders Forest Trust charitable donations and grants (for comprehensive list of charitable donors, sponsors and grants www.carrifran.org.uk/Financeframe.htm )

Rewilding methods

Tree planting; Fencing off of areas to allow for natural regeneration; Deer-fencing of small areas of remaining native trees; Gradual removal of grazing pressures; deer culling

Habitats present

Upland Broadleaved woodland, montane heath

Target species

Upland broadleaved and oak-birch trees

Species reintroductions

None

Access to the area

Open public access

Links to further information

Carrifran Wildwood home page: www.carrifran.org.uk/

Journal: ECOS 25 (3/4):pg11-19

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