LDNS teams up with Scottish Land & Estates for NE Scotland event

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in News | Comments Off

An Insight into Lowland Deer Management Walk & Talk – with Scottish Land & Estates and Dunecht Estates takes place on Thursday 3 October, 10.00 to 13.00hrs, Meeting at Dunecht Village Hall, Dunecht, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 7AW

This event, hosted by Dunecht Estates in partnership with SL&E and LDNS, is primarily for landowners, farmers and land managers to gain greater insight into deer management on the urban fringe.  It will include short presentations from Colin Shedden, Chairman, Lowland Deer Network Scotland; Iain Hope, Wildlife Management Officer, SNH; Ian Talboys, Aberdeen City Council; and Angus Corby, Transport Scotland.

The morning programme includes an estate visit to look at deer damage in a woodland environment and how to assess it. Topics will include:
* The need for deer management in and around town and villages and necessary considerations.
* Responsibilities of land owners with regard to deer.
* Impact of deer on the road network, incidence and prevention of deer vehicle collisions, and road design to mitigate against deer incursions.
* Assessing deer damage/impact on the ground.

This will be an interesting and informative event that will impress on land owners and land managers their responsibilities in terms of managing deer on their ground, not only for their own benefit, but also in the public interest. The event is free to members of LDNS and Scottish Land & Estates.

More information here.

To book a place please e mail: Fiona.VanAardt@scottishlandandestates.co.uk