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Beaver petition to Scottish Parliament

https://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/beaver Since being acknowledged as a native species last year, one fifth of Scotland’s beavers have been shot under licence. Each beaver killed is a wasted chance to move it to a new area where they are still extinct, to allow them to work their habitat-creating magic in more parts Read more…

Action: New beaver consultation

Soon, the legislation allowing beavers to remain in Scotland will be debated in the Edinburgh Parliament. Before that can happen, the Scottish Government is obliged to issue a report and hold a public consultation on the conclusions of that report. The report was issued in December 2017 and the consultation is Read more…

Phytophthora detected in Eastern Scotland

Forestry Commission Scotland’s annual early summer tree health aerial surveys have detected new outbreaks of ramorum blight at 24 sites across Scotland.  Although the majority of new findings are near sites of previously known infections, seven sites are in Angus and Perthshire – an area out-with the most suitable climatic Read more…

Logging on to Reforesting Scotland Issue 53, Spring/Summer 2016

lssue 53 looks at Well-being, with articles on well-being and rural living, mental health and woodlands, huts and well-being, and wonderful rehabilitation work being done by groups including Abriachan Forest Trust and Borders Forest Trust.   Editorial p5 www.equalitytrust.org.uk/scale-economic-inequality-uk www.globalgoals.org www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl-Jk4bmYwc www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/28/the-life-project-helen-pearson-review-cohort-study   Feature articles include: Well-being and rural living Read more…

Logging On to Reforesting Scotland Issue 52, Autumn/Winter 2015

Our 52nd issue explored the subject of “Grazers” Editorial p5 http://www.rewildingeurope.com/news/new-publication-sharing-practices-on-natural-grazing-in-europe www.parliament.scot/ResearchBriefingsAndFactsheets/S4/SB_13-74.pdf http://rsgs.org/dickbalharrysvisionforlanduseinscotland www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/time-to-end-the-selfish-greed-of-the-victorian-era/0012881 Feature articles include: An oasis in a desert of sheep p9 Fuggo and Geoff King www.woodlandtreasures.co.uk www.wwoof.org.uk www.permanentpublications.co.uk Assessing the impact of deer on woodlands: a new method p11 Helen Armstrong and Kate Holl http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/supporting/strategy-policy-guidance/native-woodland-survey-of-scotland-nwss/national-nwss-report www.rsfs.org/images/NEWS/Holl%20%20Armstrong%202014%20-%20Deer%20and%20livestock%20impacts%20on%20native%20woodland%20-%20corrected.pdf Read more…

Logging on to Reforesting Scotland Issue 51, Spring/Summer 2015

Reforesting Scotland Issue 51, Spring/Summer 2015 This issue took as its theme “Stories from the West” Feature articles included: A Tribute to Godfrey Smith p6 http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/news/farewell-godfrey-smith / www.afghanschools.org   Atlantic woodlands p8 Richard Thompson https://sites.google.com/site/atlantichazelgroup/home Sandy Coppins   GalGael and the Commonwealth Games p12 www.galgael.org Alasdair Watson   Life in Read more…