GLEN MORISTON

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Glen Moriston

Country

Scotland

Current land designations

SAC (River)

Specific location

Caledonian Forest Core

Year rewilding started

1989

Grid reference

NH296116

Location

Latitude: 57 09 50 N Longitude: 04 49 05 W

Altitude

 

Project Management

Ownership: Forestry Commission, private landowners, RSPB, Trees for Life (recently acquired Dundreggan Estate);

Management: Forestry Commission, RSPB, Trees for Life, private landowners

Area under rewilding (hectares)

Dundreggan Estate 4000 ha

Project funding

Governmental, Trees for Life supported by funds from a range of sources, privately funded

Rewilding methods

Protective fencing and deer culling, to allow natural regeneration. Removal of exotic trees species. Fence removal, strategically positioned fences, planting

Habitats present

Native woodland (pine and birch), moorland, riparian woodland, montane scrub

Target species

Scots pine, birch, aspen, dwarf birch etc. Native pinewood specialists e.g. black grouse. Fresh water pearl mussel

Species reintroductions

Glen Moriston is within the 900 square mile area in which Trees for Life advocate beaver and lynx in the short-term, and bear, wolf etc in the long term

Access to the area

Open public access

Links to further information

Journal Article (Caledonian Forest Core): ECOS 8 (2)

www.forestry.gov.uk

Trees for Life website: www.treesforlife.org.uk

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