Upland Habitats And The Impacts of Herbivores – Caithness


Red deer stag

For upland managers, it is important to recognise 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 Best Practice Management Guides and a site visit in the afternoon discussing the practical implications of carrying out a survey.  The workshop has been endorsed by Wild Deer Best Practice (WDBP)

This event is free to attend and open to all, but booking is essential – please use the form below to secure your place.

Similar events to this will be held on the Isle of Lewis on 14 November and near Inverness on 22 November.



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