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Invasive Species

There will be a meeting on 18th October to discuss the future of the Highland Invasive Species Forum - if you would like to come along get in touch with Caroline

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. 

Purpose

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

Meeting notes

Presentations

  1. Invasive non-native species ~ a national perspective, Stan Whitaker, SNH
  2. Eradicating invasive plants from riparian land - work on the River Dee, Calum Hislop, River Dee Trust
  3. River Restoration on the River Peffery, Simon McKelvey,  Cromarty Fisheries Trust
  4. Giant Hogweed control at Munlochy and Auldearn, Jonathan Willet
  5. Blackface sheep and giant hogweed control on the River Deveron, Rene van der Waal, University of Aberdeen
  6. 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

Beauly, 9th October 2015

Ullapool, 26th September 2014

 

Members

Jonathan Willet

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     
    Christopher Worthington    

Cotula alpina - a diminutive invasive plant to keep a look out for