Biodiversity Projects Directory

Highland Biodiversity Projects

Alness Point beach survey and cleanAlness Point beach survey and clean

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Marine

Alness Wild & Green Group, in association with the East Ross Ranger and Marine Conservation Society, have organised beach surveys and clean-ups at Alness Point. Year 2004

Barn owl and tree sparrow nest boxesBarn owl and tree sparrow nest boxes

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural

The Scottish Agricultural College, with some funding from the Highland Biodiversity Project, provided farmers that had suitable habitats for barn owls and tree sparrows with nest boxes, and advised on siting and maint...

Belmaduthy calcareous springs

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Heathland, Woodland

An initiative between Scottish Wildlife Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Forestry Commission to fell some of the forest at Belmaduthy in a sympathetic manner in 2005, to protect the calcareous springs that feed t...

Coastal Grazing Marsh Management, Nigg Bay

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Coastal, Grassland

Project to improve habitat for breeding waders at Nigg Bay through reducing rush cover & improving coastal floodplain grazing marsh. Costs include purchase of a ‘weed wiper’, trailer & herbicide. T...

Community Greenspace, Ross & Cromarty

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural, Grassland, Freshwater, Woodland, Garden

Training and wildlife surveys of green spaces with volunteers in five local communities.  Undertake annual Butterfly Survey to encourage volunteer recorders. Timescale: Nov 07: Badger Survey training day, Blac...

Crofting and biodiversity

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Agricultural

Training events in traditional crofting practices that benefit biodiversity, school visits and training for crofters and other land managers. Timescale: Feb 08: Group agreed to focus on one Country Day rather ...

Dingwall Green Gym

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Freshwater

Five years year of funding towards BTCV’s Green Gym in Dingwall and the surrounding area. The focus was on the control of invasive non-native species, particularly Himalyan balsam, and river restoration work on ...

European Union LIFE Capercaillie ProjectEuropean Union LIFE Capercaillie Project

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Woodland

The European Union LIFE Capercaillie Project helped to create and manageexisting pinewood habitats to conserve the Highland capercaillie population. Semi-natural woodlands across the area were expan...

Evanton Wood

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Woodland

no information available Year 2010

Grey Partridge ProjectGrey Partridge Project

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural

The Easter Ross Grey Partridge Group involved 12 farmers who were looking to take forward Grey Partridge conservation measures on their land. A seminar was run in February 2007 looking at low-cost, landscape-scale opt...

Highland Cornflower and Cornfield Projects

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural

Cornfield Project This two year project run by Highland FWAG (Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group) looked to raise awareness of locally rare and threatened arable weeds (cornfield annuals) like Cornflower or Cor...

Invasive species fact sheets

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural, Grassland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden

To raise awareness of the problem of invasive non-native plant species and the need for their control so that the public have a better understanding of some eradication action that they see. This project produced four...

Life in the Lochans

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Freshwater

This project worked closely with Gairloch and Laide Primary Schools, looking at the rich diversity of plants and animals that live in and around the lochs of the area. The children developed survey techniques and tried t...

Loch Maree Fish Project Loch Maree Fish Project

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Freshwater

This project was run by the Wester Ross Fisheries Trust, who undertook a comprehensive survey of Loch Maree and other waterbodies in its catchment to explore methods of assessing the distribution of small fish species in...

Milnafua Residents Association wildlife gardening competition

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Garden

Milnafua Residents Association have run a wildlife gardening competition, with a small amount of funding from SNH and the Highland Biodiversity Project. Alness has included insect loving plants into its&...

Milton Community Wood biodiversity eventsMilton Community Wood biodiversity events

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Woodland

Milton Community Woodland Trust undertook a number of fun events and projects in their local woodland to raise awareness of biodiversity and other issues. Examples include the installation of a small ...

Muir of Ord Environmental Group tool purchase  - great crested newtMuir of Ord Environmental Group tool purchase - great crested newt

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Freshwater

With a small grant from the Highland Biodiversity Project, members of the Muir of Ord Environmental Group have purchased tools to help them protect and enhance their local area, which is home to the great crested newt...

Remote Operated Vehicle Dive Day

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Coastal, Marine

A Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) submersible vehicle was hired and used to provide real-time underwater footage at the Ullapool Fish Festival and an event in Dundonnell. Over 110 people saw the underwater footage on a big...

River Carron Biodiversity Audit

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Freshwater

This project looked in detail at the biodiversity of the aquatic ecosystem, particularly the fish species, the habitat adjacent to the river and the outcome of the restocking of native Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout popul...

River Conon salmon monitoring and restockingRiver Conon salmon monitoring and restocking

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Freshwater

The Conon District Salmon Fishery Board and Scottish Fisheries Co-ordination Centre have carried out habitat surveys of all river systems running into the Cromarty Firth. Since 1996, the Conon DSFB ha...

Rosemarkie scrub removal

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Coastal

The Rural Stewardship Scheme provided funding for a farmer to remove bracken and scrub plants from sand dunes at Rosemarkie. This means that dune grasses and rare plants which were being smothered will now fl...

Small Cow-wheat Project

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Woodland

Scottish Wildlife Trust is managing a small cow-wheat project, and has found this very rare plant at several locations in Ross & Cromarty. Year 2004

Spider identification training and recording event

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Grassland, Moorland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland

This project was run by the Highland Biological Recording Group and comprised of a two day, weekend introductory training course for identifying and recording spiders. Eight people attended the weekend training course an...

Talich Wood Wildlife Reserve Coppicing Project

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Woodland

Reintroduction of coppicing to Talich Alder Wood Wildlife Reserve to reinvigorate the trees, allow a more varied and dynamic ground flora to develop, promote uneven agedness and provide a source of deadwood for insect...

Wester Ross Wildlife Year Book

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden, Urban

Compile a wildlife book by months with input from the local community. The wildlife Year Book presents a different habitat from the Local Biodiversity Action Plan for each month of the year and describes what is hap...

Wild flower borders

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Agricultural

The project areas produced an eye-catching display of colour over the summer. Participating farmers were all delighted with the results and many received positive comments from the neighbouring farmers and the general...

Highland Environment Forum

sitemap   | website cookies | privacy notice |   design & program by plexus media