LI AND COIRE DHORRCAIL

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Li and Coire Dhorrcail, Knoydart

Country

Scotland

Current land designations

NSA

Specific location

Highlands

Year rewilding started

1987

Grid reference

NG838056

Location

Latitude: 57 05 26 N Longitude: 05 34 12 W

Altitude

Minimum: Maximum:3346 ft

Project Management

Ownership: John Muir Trust, (1.8ha owned by the Knoydart Foundation)

Management: John Muir Trust, Knoydart Deer Management Scheme

Area under rewilding (hectares)

1255ha

Project funding

John Muir Trust charitable donations, EAGGF (Objective One), Scottish Natural Heritage, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Lochaber Limited and Highland Council

Rewilding methods

Removal of grazing pressures: Reduction in deer population (culling), Fencing off of surviving native woodland to exclude Red and Roe deer and to allow natural woodland regeneration; Planting of native tree species

Habitats present

Ancient and semi-ancient woodland, wet heaths, grasslands, fresh water, coastal, upland, peatland, species rich grassland

Target species

Native tree species: Scots pine, birch, rowan, ash, hazel and sessile oak

Species reintroductions

None

Access to the area

Open public access

Links to further information

John Muir Trust information on Li Coire and Dhorrcail: www.jmt.org/cons/knoy/index.html

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