Woodland Creation With Protected Species

Woodland Creation With Protected Species

Professional approach to a challenging ecological project.


Bell Ingram’s forestry team were tasked with managing a large scale woodland creation scheme in proximity to an established golden eagle territory. Given the birds’ iconic status as one of Scotland’s ‘Big 5’ species – they have strict legal protection in Scotland – this was a particularly sensitive job.


Full regard to the presence of the protected species was adhered to throughout the entire project with all operations managed accordingly.  A golden eagle foraging survey was conducted to identify areas to avoid.  During the golden eagle breeding season activities had to be managed to ensure minimal disturbance to the birds.


Bell Ingram was delighted, as was our client, that our expert forestry team professionally and skillfully managed the creation of this new woodland. The conditions were challenging, but the project was delivered with minimal disturbance to the golden eagles.

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Jim Adam

Jim Adam

Forestry Management
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About: Jim is a highly experienced forestry manager involved in all aspects of forestry management: from preparing and implementing forest plans to forecasting timber production and developing public access initiatives. He specialises in devising and supervising sustainable planting schemes to fulfil each client's specific objectives. Interests: Forestry, Mapping & GIS Services, Woodland Management

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    Article posted on 29/11/2019