14.7.2024 - 13.8.2024
  • Ben Lawers & Cambusurich

    Date 16.07.2024 10:00
    Central Region
    Ben Lawyers
    16.07.2024 10:00
    [Central Region]
    Ben Lawers & Cambusurich

    Description

    Morning – a visit to Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve to look at woodland, and in

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    Description

    Morning – a visit to Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve to look at woodland, and in particular, montane scrub regeneration on the upper slopes of Beinn Ghlas. In 2023, NTS introduced controlled grazing cattle using  geo-collars within the reserve to try & break up ground vegetaion & create seed beds for further regeneration. We will have the opportunity to look at the effects of this & view the cattle on site.

    Afternoon – we will visit Cambusurich Wood to look at the diverse range of conifer species planted to meet the owners objectives and discuss the ongoing silviculture of these stands. There will also be a chance to view the SSSI native woodland and discuss fencing/deer exclusion.

    Outcomes

    Morning – discussion on establishing montane scrub & management of controlled livestock grazing

    Afternoon – managing stands of diverse conifer and their future silviculture.

    Hosts

    Ben Lawers – Helen Cole, NTS

    Cambusurich - Weronika Rapa, Scottish Woodlands

    Lunch/refreshment arrangements

    Please make your own arrangements

    PPE and other equipment

    Stout footwear & waterproof clothing

    Parking and meeting

    Meet at Ben Lawers NTS car park

    Morning - ///gently.costly.kebabs

    Afternoon - ///gazes.suave.busy

  • Beinn Eighe Reserve

    09.08.2024 10:00
    North Region
    Ben Eighe Nature Reserve
    09.08.2024 10:00
    [North Region]
    Beinn Eighe Reserve

    Introduction

    The focus will be on protection and augmentation of trees within the reserve, deer

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    Introduction

    The focus will be on protection and augmentation of trees within the reserve, deer management and safeguarding of the Ancient woodland remnants.

    Hosts

    Doug Bartholomew, NatureScot

    Outcomes

    Appreciation of management of trees within a sensitive publicly owned environment

    Refreshment

    Bring your own packed lunch.

    Facilities

    Toilets available at Nature Scotland Office

    PPE or special equipment

    Stout shoes or boots

    Waterproofs

    Terrain

    Rocky terrain with steep sections

    Meeting point

    Nature Scotland Office Kinlochewe

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    Grid ref is NH 02486297

    Directions
    From south - Through KInlochewe on A832. Turn right 600m past filling station
    From north - Towards Kinlochewe on A832. Turn left 600m past Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre