EAST SCHIEHALLION

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

East Schiehallion

Country

Scotland

Current land designations

SSSI, Loch Rannoch and Glen Lyon NSA, GCR site

Specific location

Highlands

Year rewilding started

1999

Grid reference

NN713547

Location

Latitude: 56 39 59 N Longitude: 04 06 06 W

Altitude

Minimum:

Maximum:3547 ft

Project Management

Ownership: John Muir Trust

Management: John Muir Trust

Area under rewilding (hectares)

915ha

Project funding

Heritage lottery fund (62%), voluntary organisation funding

Rewilding methods

Removal of grazing pressures-currently through controlled herding of sheep, although possibility of  deer culling is under consideration; Removal of all non-indigenous plant regenerating or planted (with the exception of conifer plantations)

Habitats present

Limestone habitats; Species-rich grassland; Alpine pioneer formations; Blanket bog; North Atlantic  wet heaths; Dry heaths; Alpine and Boreal grassland; Eutrophic scree; Chasmophytic vegetation; Transition Mires; Alkaline fens

Target species

Breeding birds (e.g.Hen Harrier; Black grouse; Sky lark); species of lichen and moth

Species reintroductions

None

Access to the area

Open public access

Links to further information

John Muir Trust information: www.jmt.org/cons/sch/manage.html#project

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