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Land management

Skye - Strathaird scenery with trees - Daisy Clark

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 wild places in our care, to make the most of nature’s own solutions to these crises.

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Tree planting - Cat Burton
Tree planting - Cat Burton

Reviving native woodland

Over 1,000 native broadleaf trees planted on Glenridding Common, Lake District

Connecting habitats

10,000 trees now planted in the Braes of Foss area at Schiehallion - connecting native woodland across private and community land in Perthshire

Keppoch tree planting on Skye 5

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. 

Tom and Isaac recording moths 2021

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.

Clearing cross drains on Quinag

Repairing footpaths

- 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.

Nevis JRs - in Glen Nevis
Nevis JRs - in Glen Nevis

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

Lisa Bergerud - Seasonal Ranger - Ross Brannigan

Keeping boots on the ground

- Seven summer rangers at Glendridding, Schiehallion, Sandwood, and Nevis helped to welcome visitors, remove litter and conduct surveys.

Maree Todd MSP at new Assynt Community Larder - Chris Puddephatt

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.

- T
wo local trainee stalkers given the opportunity to gain experience with the Trust’s stalking contractor to achieve their stalking qualifications.

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