Working Week

Working Week

Deer monitoring on Scotland’s National Nature Reserves

We started a program of laying out transects on some of SNH’s NNR’s this week.  With it being so snowless, we would not have expected to be able to work at the top of Creag Meagaidh but did.  Normally, it would be covered in ice climbers at this time of year. On the way to work later in the week I came across this freshly killed roe deer, yet another…
February 14, 2019
Working Week

Major survey in the Cairngorms

This month we started Phase 1 of a major new project with the Cairngorms & Speyside Deer Management Group.  It involves measuring deer occupancy and deer impact levels across the major woodland areas north and south of Aviemore, on the west side of the Cairngorms.  In the first phase, we are working with the RSPB at Abernethy and with Rothiemurchus estate, alongside SNH at Dell Wood.     In the…
April 24, 2018
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Peatland feasibility studies

This month we have been working for the East Ayrshire Coalfields Environment Initiative undertaking site visits to a range of peatlands. Our brief was to undertake feasibility studies, using Peat Action funding, and produce costed specifications for future restoration work.  Things have been quite tricky in the field because of the snowy weather, but we have at least made a start now that it’s temporarily thawing…
January 6, 2018