Woodland Creation With Protected Species

Professional approach to a challenging ecological project

Brief

Bell Ingram's forestry team were tasked with managing a large scale woodland creation scheme in proximity to an established golden eagle territory. Given the birds' iconic status as one of Scotland's 'Big 5' species - they have strict legal protection in Scotland - this was a particularly sensitive job.

 

 

Process

Full regard to the presence of the protected species was adhered to throughout the entire project with all operations managed accordingly.  A golden eagle foraging survey was conducted to identify areas to avoid.  During the golden eagle breeding season activities had to be managed to ensure minimal disturbance to the birds.

Outcome

Bell Ingram was delighted, as was our client, that our expert forestry team professionally and skillfully managed the creation of this new woodland. The conditions were challenging, but the project was delivered with minimal disturbance to the golden eagles.

 

 

 

Article posted on 29/11/2019

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