Biodiversity Projects Directory

Highland Biodiversity Projects

Highland Shellfish Management Organisation (HSMO)

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Marine

Local fishermen set up a company, Highland Shellfish Management Organisation (HSMO), with support from The Highland Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and Highlands & Islands Enterprise. The company applied for a ...

Loch Shiel black throated diver nesting platformsLoch Shiel black throated diver nesting platforms

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Freshwater

Forestry Commission Scotland constructed and anchored floating nesting platforms for black-throated divers on Loch Shiel. Year 2004

Soil Research, Lochaber

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Grassland, Garden

The Lochaber Environmental Group carried out a small research project on the state of soils in Lochaber and the traditional practices thatwere carried out to enhance soil fertility. The idea is to link past practice...

Sunart OakwoodSunart Oakwood

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Woodland

Project to manage oak woods for multiple uses, including providing local jobs, are an example of trying to integrate the needs of biodiversity and the local human population. The Sunart Oakwood Init...

Kilmallie Community Centre Wildlife GardenKilmallie Community Centre Wildlife Garden

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Garden

The grounds of Kilmallie Community Centre in Corpach have been transformed into an attractive wildlife garden by Lochaber Action on Disability and others. Year 2004

Kilchoan Community Wildlife Garden

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Garden

To augment an existing Play Park project by planting native trees and grasses. Year 2011

Lochaber Food Link

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Agricultural

This project looked to link a product sold locally to the management of the land it was grown on. 12 farms were involved in the project, a farm biodiversity action plan was prepared and enacted and a labelling schem...

Clunes Forest School

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Woodland, Garden

This formerly disused Forestry Commission office has been refitted and kitted out with identification equipment to transform it into a forest classroom. Outside, a butterfly garden, community composting site, tree nur...

Lochaber Mink Control

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Freshwater

A pilot project to improve and co-ordinate mink control efforts in Lochaber, and encourage other landowners and managers to begin mink control measures.  This is a region-wide effort to control mink.

Rhododendron controlRhododendron control

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Woodland, Garden

A demonstration project for a  method of Rhododendron control entitled 'Lever & Mulch'. Timeline: Feb 08: Site identified, equipment bought.  Nov 08: study almost complete, workshops held...

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