Find out more about invasive species here.
The Invasive Non-native Species Forum exists as a separate work group under the Biodiversity work group remit.
To deliver the aims of the Highland Invasive Species Forum through projects specified as being of priority by the Forum The aims of the Highland Invasive Species Group were agreed as follows: To bring together the key players and take stock of the situation regarding invasive non-native species in Highland; To raise awareness and spread good practice; To identify any major gaps and prioritise key areas for future work; and To work together to secure new resources and funding.
The group first met in June 2008 and at this meeting, its aims were agreed to be to:
- bring together the key players and take stock of the situation regarding invasive non-native species in Highland
- raise awareness and spread good practice
- identify any major gaps and prioritise key areas for future work
- and work together to secure new resources and funding.
You can find out more on the Highland Biodiversity website.
2017 Joint meeting between Highland, Aberdeenshire and Moray
Held in Elgin on 26th April 2017
- Invasive non-native species ～ a national perspective, Stan Whitaker, SNH
- Eradicating invasive plants from riparian land - work on the River Dee, Calum Hislop, River Dee Trust
- River Restoration on the River Peffery, Simon McKelvey, Cromarty Fisheries Trust
- Giant Hogweed control at Munlochy and Auldearn, Jonathan Willet
- Blackface sheep and giant hogweed control on the River Deveron, Rene van der Waal, University of Aberdeen
- Giant hogweed control by the Nairn, Findhorn and Lossie Fisheries Trust, Bob Laughton, Nairn, Findhorn and Lossie Fisheries Trust
Previous Highland Invasive Species Forum notes
BEAR Scotland Peter Nairne
Coille Alba, John Parrott
Cromarty Firth Fisheries Trust Simon McKelvey
Forestry Commission Scotland Ian Collier
Forestry Commission Scotland Ken Knott
Forestry Commission Scotland Suzanne Dolby
Growing Concerns Michael Stretch
Highland Council Jonathan Saxby
Lochaber Fisheries Trust Lucy Ballantyne
National Trust for Scotland Barbara Macritchie
National Trust for Scotland Rob Dewar
River Spey Fisheries Trust Bob Laughton
Scottish Environment Protection Agency Julie Bhatti
Scottish Environment Protection Agency Judi McDonald
Scottish Natural Heritage David O’Brien
Scottish Natural Heritage Nicola Tallach
Scottish Natural Heritage Steve North
The Conservation Volunteers Ullie Wenzel
Cotula alpina - a diminutive invasive plant to keep a look out for