Category: Conservation

Beavering Away on the Farm

I haven’t posted on my blog for an embarrassingly long time now – something I will try to rectify in 2019 – however, a recent assignment on my MSc course has given me the perfect opening to get writing again! For context: I am… Continue Reading “Beavering Away on the Farm”

Reforesting Scotland Land Revival Tour

Reforesting Scotland Land Revival Tour – Cairngorms, 28th-29th of June I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Reforesting Scotland Land Revival Tour, but I knew it would be an interesting experience whatever happened. As you will know, if you’ve been following this blog,… Continue Reading “Reforesting Scotland Land Revival Tour”

A Brief Foray to Norway

The 2018 North Highland College exchange trip to Hedmark University campus at Evenstad, Norway, took place at an interesting time; with discussions around land use, rewilding, and wildlife management coming into public awareness more than they have for a long time… From the start… Continue Reading “A Brief Foray to Norway”

Looking Back on 2017 – July, August, and September

Quite frankly a bit amazed that you’re still following to this point… July This was a busy month! More roebuck stalking in July, more nest checks and camera trapping. Our areas’ Deer Management Group partnered up with SNH to run a Herbivore Impact Assessment… Continue Reading “Looking Back on 2017 – July, August, and September”

Looking Back on 2017 – April, May & June

Continuing on from yesterday… April April was a month of highs and lows. I went heather burning for the first time (…an experience all of its own). I dragged my brother out to the hill to survey aspens and badgers; and I attended the… Continue Reading “Looking Back on 2017 – April, May & June”

Deer Health – Jaw Compaction and Body Condition

*Disclaimer*  So I wanted to write a post about something I came across yesterday when out hunting, but before you read further, you should be aware that this post contains photographs of a shot deer, various images of the carcass, and of the postmortem… Continue Reading “Deer Health – Jaw Compaction and Body Condition”

Field to Fork 2017

Last month, I was entered into the Field to Fork competition, run in collaboration by BASC Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, and Scotland’s Natural Larder. The competition aims to raise awareness of game meat as a healthy and sustainable option for the dinner table. It… Continue Reading “Field to Fork 2017”

Peatland Restoration

Last Friday I attended a peatland restoration demonstration day at Lairg; hosted by Forestry Commission Scotland, and organised by Flows to the Future. Firstly, a big thanks to you both, it was a very interesting and informative day, providing a lot of food for… Continue Reading “Peatland Restoration”

Spring Update

It’s been another interesting and busy couple of weeks. First up… ILUC17 The 30th and 31st of March saw the sixth annual Integrated Land Use Conference take place at Carrbridge. This years theme was ‘Balancing the Benefits of Woodland Expansion’. An interesting couple of… Continue Reading “Spring Update”

High Flying and Deer Counting

We’ve had a busy couple of days so far this week with our Deer Management Groups’ deer count. Finally grabbing a couple of days of decent – but still pretty choppy and snowy – flying weather, deer stalkers from within the management group gathered… Continue Reading “High Flying and Deer Counting”

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