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Birse Community Trust – Deer

By May 20, 2015May 22nd, 2019No Comments

We have just completed a project for Forest Enterprise and Birse Community Trust (BCT) which involved assessing deer abundance across two forest properties for the purposes of helping to set deer culls. The study area is a lovely forest near Banchory, and the work was a lot more pleasant than some of the places we work in further west that are dominated by young Sitka spruce. The survey work was based on the technical methods we developed in the early 2000’s, as described in Forestry Commission FC Bulletin 128 “ Estimating deer abundance in woodlands: the combination plot technique ”. The results were really interesting, and it was a pleasure to work with Robin Callander of the BCT on the project.