On a sunny day in mid-May, 20 primary six and seven students from Kilchuimen Primary School, Fort Augustus, took part in an activity day at the Trees for Life Dundreggan estate in Glenmoriston. The day encouraged the students to connect with nature and introduced them to the possibilities of a career in conservation. … read more
A unique rewilding training scheme in the Highlands, run by conservation charity Trees for Life and backed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is aiming to boost young people’s skills and employability in the rural economy. … read more
Paul Greaves catches up with our ‘Skills for Rewilding’ trainees to find out how they’re getting on now they are halfway through the programme. Paul is responsible for the Skills for Rewilding programme based at Dundreggan, coordinating the training that’s giving fifteen people, over three years, the chance to learn new skills in horticulture, forestry, community engagement and deer and estate management. … read more
A new high-altitude forest of 10,000 rare mountain trees supporting wildlife including golden eagles and mountain hares is to be planted near Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands by Trees for Life next spring. … read more
Trees for Life has been collecting seed from dwarf birch trees on its Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston near Loch Ness, as part of a national project to protect the UK's trees. Trees for Life is a partner in the UK National Tree Seed Project, a programme set up by the Royal Botanic Gardens – Kew's Millennium Seed Bank – with funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery. … read more
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