Upland habitats and impact of herbivores – Jura ** Fully booked **


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Following earlier meetings this year, we are running another ‘Upland habitats & impact of herbivores’ event, this time on the Isle of Jura.

Group of people standing in an upland setting discussing vegetation during the Lochaber Upland habitat meeting

For upland managers it is important to recognise these different upland habitats and be able to identify their condition in relation to management. Habitat condition, as indicated by the vegetation type, cover and height is determined by the level of grazing and trampling. Good habitat condition is important for supporting wildlife and for optimum carbon storage capacity both important factors in sustainable land management.

This meeting is targeted towards anyone interested in learning to assess herbivore impacts on upland heathland habitats and blanket bogs. The day will include a short indoor session looking at some of the basic principals of the survey technique outlined in the SNH Best Practice Management Guides and a site visit in the afternoon discussing the practical implications of carrying out a survey.

We will have Prof Rory Putman and Helen Bibby leading this event.  Professor Putman is a deer specialist and author of a number of books on the subject.  Helen Bibby is a Conservation specialist with SAC Consulting.

Please bring appropriate clothing/boots for the outdoor session.


Bookings are no longer available for this event.