The published guidance is separated into categories below, with details of the information that is available on the guidance page. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something specific, please type your keywords into the search bar below.

Vegetation Management

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Upland Management of Juniper

This guidance aims to signpost landowners and managers to the most recent information concerning the upland management of Juniper.

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Heather Cutting

The guidance reviews the options to be considered if cutting of moorland is being considered.

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Peatland Restoration

The guidance has been provided by Scottish Land and Estates and it provides an introduction to peatland restoration.

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Wildlife Management

Tick Control

This guidance aims to identify the methods available to moorland managers for reducing the number of ticks (Ixodes ricinus) in a safe, responsible and sustainable manner.

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Management of Mountain Hare

The guidance has been revised now that mountain hares are fully protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Practitioners seeking a licence to kill mountain hares are signposted to the relevant websites.

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Counting of Mountain Hare

The guidance aims to provide the owners and managers of land with an understanding of how to monitor their mountain hare population using an approved counting technique.

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Worm Control in Grouse

Worms in grouse can have a devastating effect on grouse production and therefore populations. This guidance considers the options for controlling worms in grouse.

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Wildcat Friendly Predator Control

This guidance has been provided by Wildcat Action and sets out how predator control can continue even where wildcats might be present.

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Night Shooting

The guidance summarises the issues that must be considered before undertaking night shooting.

The guidance has been adapted from UK guidance provided by BASC.

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