GLEN ALLADALE

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Glen Alladale Estate

Country

Scotland

Current land designations

SAC, Management agreement with Scottish Natural Heritage

Specific location

Highlands

Year rewilding started

2003

Grid reference

NH467893

Location

Latitude: 57 52 01 N Longitude: 04 35 05 W

Altitude

Minimum: Maximum:

Project Management

Ownership: Paul Lister (private landowner);

Management: Private site managers

Area under rewilding (hectares)

9510ha

Project funding

Mainly private, European Nature Trust (Paul Lister), Scottish National Heritage

Rewilding methods

Tree planting (80, 000 sapplings), removal of grazing pressures (deer culling), naturalistic grazing (highland cattle), natural regeneration (long term)

Habitats present

Caledonian pine forest, open heathland (more rugged further west)

Target species

Native broadleaf trees: (Juniper, Willow, Rowan, Birch, Aspen, Caleonian Pine), Red squirrel, lack Grouse, Red Deer, Roe Deer

Species reintroductions

Short term: Wild Boar and Moose to be reintroduced in fenced enclosure by July 2006

Long Term: lynx, bear, wolves (larger carnivores next 3-4 years)

Access to the area

Open public access

Links to further information

Alladale Estate homepage: www.alladale.com

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