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National deer damage survey completed

We’ve just completed a national survey of all recent forestry re-planting sites in Scotland for FLS.  It’s a massive task, involving visiting 450 sites.  The fieldwork involves measuring deer browsing impacts on each type of tree and then comparing the results to previous surveys.  Lots of interesting trends apparent in the data this year, for sure…
September 10, 2019
Working Week

Rush hour

What evidence is there for roe deer expansion in peri-urban areas….  Well, you don’t need to travel far to find it – how about 9am at the Broxden roundabout in Perth?
August 22, 2019
Weekly News

Peatland Action up and running again

We have just started out on the 3rd year of peatland restoration work in the Monadhliath mountains on behalf of the members of the local deer management group.  The project this year, which SCL is again running on behalf of the DMG and its members, aims to deliver over 1,500ha of drain blocking and erosion restoration for an all-in cost of £1.6 million ex VAT.  At the peak of the…
August 4, 2019
Weekly News

NNR deer surveys

July has seen us working across 3 NNR sites for SNH: Beinn Eighe, Creag Meagaidh and Invereshie.  We’ve been undertaking intensive survey work looking at deer density and deer impact levels across each site, and comparing the results to previous survey work on each site.  Loads of interesting findings to discuss with the client in due course.
July 15, 2019