Glen Muick Woodland Connectivity Project Receives Grant From Cairngorm Authorities

October 09, 2020

Thirteen local projects in the Cairngorms National Park have been awarded money totalling £130,000 by the Cairngorms Recovery Fund. Launched in August the fund was set up by the Cairngorms National Park Authority and the Cairngorms Trust to help communities and local businesses to recover from the lockdown.

The Dee District Salmon Fishery Board is one of the successful applicants receiving a grant of £10,000 for our Glen Muick Woodland Connectivity project, which involves native tree planting to link up existing woodlands and improve habitat networks and help stabilise river channels. The trees will provide shade and leaf litter, reduce bankside erosion, assist natural flood management and help mitigate climate change through woodland expansion. These small enclosures are used as a method of creating tree cover and linking woodland and riparian habitats. The project links to our wider efforts to restore habitats on the upper Dee catchment to help save our iconic wild salmon.