TWEED RIVERS HERITAGE PROJECT

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Tweed Rivers Heritage Project

Country

Scotland

Current land designations

SAC, NSA, SSSI, NP (In parts-convers a large area around River Tweed)

Specific location

Borders

Year rewilding started

1999 (ends 2007)

Grid reference

NT936514

Location

Latitude: 55 45 24 N Longitude: 02 06 12 W

Altitude

Project Management

Ownership: Various private landowners

Manangement: The Tweed Rivers Heritage project is an umbrella organisation under  which fifty different private, voluntary and charitable

Area under rewilding (hectares)

517,917ha

Project funding

Heritage Lottery Fund (approximately 45%), funding from sixty different private, voluntary and charitable organisations, taxes (e.g. landfill tax)

Rewilding methods

Native woodland regeneration (Borders Forest Trust); Fishery enhancements (Tweed Foundation); Species diversification (National Trsut); Tree planting (Forestry Commission); Removal of grazing pressures

Habitats present

Woodland glades, native woodland

Target species

Salmon, Black Grouse, Red squirral, Ring Ouzel, Otter, Juniper

Species reintroductions

None

Access to the area

Open public access where appropriate

Links to further information

Tweed Forum (Borders Forest Trust): www.tweedforum.com/home

Tweed Foundation: www.tweedfoundation.org.uk

Journal article: ECOS 25 (3/4):pg24-28

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