CORRIMONY

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Corrimony

Country

Scotland

Current land designations

None

Specific location

Caledonian Forest Core

Year rewilding started

1989

Grid reference

NH340290

Location

Latitude: 57 20 01 N Longitude: 04 41 16 W

Altitude

 

Project Management

Ownership: RSPB;

Management: RSPB and Trees for Life

Area under rewilding (hectares)

 1,500ha

Project funding

RSPB, BP grant, charitable donations, governmental funding

Rewilding methods

Deer control, minimal fencing, planting, bog restoration (blocking drainage ditches), fence removal

Habitats present

Native woodland (Pine, Birch), open moorland, open woodland heath, blanket bog

Target species

Native trees (Pine, Birch, Dwarf Birch, Aspen), Black Grouse, Capercaille, Osprey

Species reintroductions

Corrimony is within the 900 square mile target area in which Trees for Life advocate beaver and lynx reintroduction in the short-term, and bear and wolf in the long term

Access to the area

Open public access

Links to further information

www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/c/Corrimony/index.asp

Trees for Life Caledonian Forest Action Plan: www.treesforlife.org.uk/about/actionplan.html

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