Climate solutions by nature
native trees planted in Strathaird on Skye
The climate emergency and global loss of nature threatens all life on Earth. We're accelerating the transformation of the land in our care, to make the most of nature’s own solutions to these crises.
Reviving native woodland
Over 1,000 native broadleaf trees planted on Glenridding Common, Lake District
10,000 trees now planted in the Braes of Foss area at Schiehallion - connecting native woodland across private and community land in Perthshire
Reviving native woodland
- 1,020 birch, willow and aspen seedlings planted out by volunteers in Glenlude, Scottish Borders, in 2021.
- 35 hectares of damaged peatland restored on Skye.
Restoring balance for biodiversity
wildflowers and specialist alpine plants propagated and planted in the Lake District
We’re working with partners to restore and improve habitats for wildlife and monitor at-risk species. At the same time, we are increasing deer management efforts to restore balance to areas hardest hit by years of overgrazing.
Monitoring species and habitats for data-led action plans
- Working to improve habitats for black grouse in Glenlude.
- Monitoring bats and raptors on the Isle of Skye.
- Highest mountain ringlet butterfly numbers since our records began in Nevis and Glenridding Common.
- Nationally rare waders recorded breeding in Sandwood.
- Two golden eagle chicks fledged in Nevis and Quinag
Wild places for all
tonnes of rock moved to repair footpaths in 2021
People are an integral part of many wild landscapes, and we strongly believe that wild places are for everybody. So, while we are stewards of the land, it is our responsibility to make it a welcoming, safe space for all those who want to enjoy it.
- Major footpath repairs carried out on Nevis, Quinag, Schiehallion and Glenridding Common in 2021.
- Over 80 tonnes of rock moved by helicopter.
- Specialist contractor teams engaged to repair and restore damaged or eroded areas.
127 volunteer days
We hosted 13 volunteer work parties and 127 volunteer days across the areas of land we look after in 2021
18 Junior Rangers
In partnerships with local high schools, we are working with 18 young people to offer practical conservation and land management experience in their local wild places
Keeping boots on the ground
- Seven summer rangers at Glendridding, Schiehallion, Sandwood, and Nevis helped to welcome visitors, remove litter and conduct surveys.
Supporting community deer management
- Co-funded a new community deer larder at Glencanisp together with the Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Partnership and the National Lottery Fund.
- Two local trainee stalkers given the opportunity to gain experience with the Trust’s stalking contractor to achieve their stalking qualifications.