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Angus Glens - frequently asked questions

A rocky path up towards a mountain with trees and shrub

Is this a rewilding project? / Will you reintroduce any species?
This project will adhere to the Scottish Government’s definition of rewilding, which includes involvement of people in the process. Habitat restoration, nature recovery and facilitating natural processes (such as tree regeneration and naturalised river courses) will be key, and we may consider reintroduction of lost tree and shrub species where they play a role in the ecosystem and nature’s recovery.
What are your plans for managing deer in the project area?
The current deer population level in the project area is too high and is limiting growth of trees and other vegetation, and exacerbating soil and peat erosion. In order to facilitate habitat restoration and native woodland creation on a landscape scale the deer population will need to be reduced and we will do this in full consultation with the neighbouring interests, deer management group and other stakeholders.  
How will other wildlife be affected by your plans?
As a more natural ecosystem is restored there will be a period of adjustment and change. We will use an evidence-based approach to identify and protect important species and monitor changes as the site develops.
Will agriculture have a place in the future land management?
Through the Land Management Plan process, we will investigate opportunities for agricultural uses on our land, particularly where this can not only support sustainable food production and jobs, but also help to achieve nature recovery and climate resilience.  
Will you be selling carbon credits from this project?
A carbon credit (or offset) is a reduction or removal of emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases to compensate for emissions made elsewhere. Such credits are tradeable and therefore a potential source of income for projects creating new woodland or restoring peatland. If this is an option that we choose to pursue, we will use the government-backed UK Woodland Carbon Code and UK Peatland Code to independently validate and monitor ongoing carbon benefits of the project.

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