Biodiversity Projects Directory

Highland Biodiversity Projects

Aspen Enhancement and InterpretationAspen Enhancement and Interpretation

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Woodland

Trees for Life and Abriachan Forest Trust worked in partnership to plant up an enclosure of Aspen trees. The planting and root collection was done by 20 pupils from Glenurquhart High School. The root cuttings wil...

Glenfeshie Forest RestructuringGlenfeshie Forest Restructuring

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Woodland

Restructuring & restoration of native pinewood habitat at Glenfeshie Estate for biodiversity benefit & landscape quality enhancement. A £160,000 project towards which SNH and the landowner each contribut...

Inverness EcoHub (REAL Project)

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Garden

The project developed a biodiversity area within a much larger project to establish am EcoHub in the grounds of Inverness High School. Year 2011

Invasive Non Native Plant Species watercourse surveyInvasive Non Native Plant Species watercourse survey

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Freshwater, Woodland

SNW applied on behalf of the Highland Invasive Species Forum for funding to survey watercourses in the Inverness area and control / eradicate invasive non-native species such as Himalayan balsam, Japanese knotweed, gi...

Macdonald Park, Inverness - Environmental Planting Project

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Garden

The project augmented an existing project to upgrade the Park by draining recreational areas, creating a pond and improving footpaths. Water-loving trees, shrubs and flowers were planted on the banks of the new pond a...

Highland Red Squirrel Refuge ProjectHighland Red Squirrel Refuge Project

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Woodland

The HBAPIP part-funded this project, which is led by the Forestry Commission and the Highland Red Squirrel Group. The project officer recruited and trained 75 volunteer Red Squirrel surveyors to survey key woodlands i...

Highland Bumblebee AtlasHighland Bumblebee Atlas

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Moorland, Woodland, Garden

This Atlas brought together information from over 16 years of recording, not just on the distribution of species but also the ecology of them. Several species in Highland are of local and national conservation importa...

Loch Cluanie Diver Rafts Loch Cluanie Diver Rafts

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Freshwater

The RSPB and local volunteers built and sited two floating nesting platforms in Loch Cluanie for Black-throated Divers. Black-throated Divers do breed on this loch, but productivity is low because of the large-scale f...

Inverness Bat Group Recording Equipment

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Lowland, Garden

The grant helped the Inverness Bat Group to buy recording equipment, mainly bat detectors, for survey work and public events. 

Scrub Woodland at Ardersier

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Lowland, Woodland

Four enclosures on Ardersier Common were planted with native trees by the Junior Ardersier and Petty Environmental Society (JAPES) and a Highland Council Ranger. The planting event was attended by 9 children and 5 adu...

Biological Training and Recording

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Grassland, Heathland, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Garden

Over a period of 18 months, Boleskine Environmental Network ran 14 full day tutorials on a variety of topics, attracting an audience of 35 people. Recording equipment and identification guides were also purchased. F...

Loch Ruthven habitat enhancement

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Freshwater

A habitat enhancement project focusing on the vegetation surrounding Loch Ruthven to improve nesting conditions for the Slavonian grebes that breed there.  This will hopefully encourage more birds to breed, make ...

Lower Ness Invasive Plants Project

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Freshwater

The project continued to raise awareness, train volunteers, and control invasive plants such as Himalayan balsam around Inverness.  This was a four year project to tackle invasive, non-native plants, and progress...

Highland Butterfly survey and guideHighland Butterfly survey and guide

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Grassland, Heathland, Moorland, Peatland, Woodland, Garden, Urban

Project to produce Highland Butterfly Guide & run butterfly survey focusing on 1 or 2 common species. Timeline: Apr 08: Peacock Butterfly Postcard & Highland Butterfly Guide printed & distributed w...

Community Greenspace, Inverness and NairnCommunity Greenspace, Inverness and Nairn

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Lowland, Garden, Urban

Training and wildlife surveys of green spaces with volunteers in four local communities. Timeline: Mar 09: consultant appointed.  Sep 09: > 80 people have taken part in project at 3 locations in In...

South Loch Ness Woodland Survey

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Woodland

Survey of gorge woods with special training for volunteers. Timeline: Jun 08: Training & survey started.  Sep 09: special training in simple survey methodology provided.

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