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"The setting of Glen Affric was inspirational. The beauty of the place will live with me forever."
Our conservation work takes place in and around the National Nature Reserve at Glen Affric. Often described as one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, the glen's ancient woodlands and lochs are surrounded by mountain peaks, and the beautiful River Affric winds its way slowly through the glen. Glen Affric contains one of the largest, least disturbed native forests in the UK.
You will be working close to Loch Affric, planting trees and felling non-native species to help connect the forest to the west. Other possible tasks include fence marking for black grouse conservation and returning to the Snowy Corrie, Coire an-t Sneachda, to fertilise trees planted in 2012.
Glen Affric is a haven for wildlife and we are lucky enough to regularly see the magnificent golden eagle, as well as ospreys during the breeding season. Other birds commonly seen include goosanders, woodcock, tawny owls and bar-tailed godwits. Otters are abundant throughout the area.