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Invasive Species


Find out more about invasive species here.


Working group

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 are 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

The group also has the remit to:

  • To identify any major gaps and prioritise key areas for future work
  • To work together to secure new resources and funding.

You can find out more on the Highland Biodiversity website.


Past events:

 

2019 Joint meeting with Scottish Invasive Species Initiative, held in Drumnadrochit on 23rd April 2019

Presentations:

 

18th October 2017 meeting notes

 

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

Beauly, 9th October 2015 meeting notes

Ullapool, 26th September 2014 meeting notes

 

Earlier meeting  and forum notes and other invasive species information can be seen on the Highland Biodiversity website


 

 

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

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