Why can’t we talk about beavers?

PCA-20090604-10 Ending old conflicts about land management and wildlife means facing up to hard conversations positively, not hiding from them. The rush to trap a small family of beavers in Strathglass shows that the Scottish government is being overtaken by England’s increasingly progressive agenda for land use and the natural environment. … read more

  • 10th Apr 2018, by Alan McDonnell, image © Peter Cairns, SCOTLAND: The Big Picture

GRNLND2018 - Trees for Life: Carbon Offsetting and the Caledonian Forest

8 This spring Matthew and Leo will be travelling to Arctic Greenland, undertaking a 40-day expedition with both scientific and mountaineering objectives. Before setting off they kindly chose to offset the carbon footprint of their expedition by planting trees with us - restoring the wild forest. They hope to continue fundraising along the way with donations going to Trees for Life and Anxiety UK. Matt wrote this blog to show why he believes carbon offsetting is so important. … read more

  • 28th Mar 2018, by Matthew Hay

Getting Dirty With Trees For Life

small IMG_5558 6:30 am. The world is white and the air is full of water. It’s that crisp morning chill when you’d rather nurse a cup of hot tea inside, or, better even, snuggle under a thick blanket. But… Cuck-oo.  … read more

  • 6th Nov 2017, by Kira Tverskaya

Connecting with nature

IMG_0091 The world of conservation can sometimes be quite focused on the accumulation of knowledge and facts – which is great! The natural world is endlessly fascinating, but could it be that focusing exclusively on this very intellectual kind of connection to things becomes an obstacle to a deeper, more emotional connection? … read more

  • 18th Oct 2017, by Tom Morgan

New spring season starts at Dundreggan 

Volunteers banner for website "It was a real pleasure to be running the first conservation week of the Spring season with my fellow Volunteer Team Leader, and Trees for Life legend, Joan Fairhurst." … read more

  • 12th Apr 2017, by John Hodgson

Another milestone in our Rewilding journey at Dundreggan

IMG_5612 It was a momentous day on the 30th November 2016 when we closed the gate on a new exclosure at our Dundreggan Conservation Estate, watched over as we did so by two golden eagles … read more

  • 1st Dec 2016, by Karen Mitchell

On a seed collecting mission for Kew!

Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 20.22.16 The Nursery Team have had another successful year of seed collecting for Kew Gardens Millennium Seed Bank Project. With the help of long-term and local volunteers we have made five collections so far, with another two planned … read more

  • 21st Nov 2016, by Emma Beckinsale

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