Tuesday, 12 March 2019

CALL TO MEMBERS: PLEASE HELP THE LOWLAND DEER MANAGEMENT PROJECT

Urban Deer Photo credit: David Quarrell.
Calling all lowland deer managers who are SGA members.

The SGA has committed to assisting the Lowland Deer Management Project Phase 2.

This involves asking our Scottish lowland deer managers, particularly those in the G and FK postcode areas, to complete a 10 minute online survey (link at the foot of this news bulletin).
SNH has identified a 950 sq km area north of Glasgow as the project area and the survey findings will help identify the extent to which current collaborative deer management approaches are delivering public interests.
There are questions regarding how, where and why deer management is being carried. The answers will help inform policy and prioritisation around the following areas in line with Scotland’s Biodiversity Strategy


  • designated sites
  • native woodland
  • woodland expansion
  • climate change
  • economic costs and benefits of deer management.