Wild deer represent a common resource in Scotland, which, due to their movement across landholding boundaries requires strategic thinking and effective collaboration in terms of their management. This process can take a variety of formats, including coordinated strategic land management planning, collaborative meetings between stakeholders and development of best practice guidance.
Scottish Natural Heritage have identified a 950 sq.km pilot study area to the north of Glasgow which comprises a mix of land uses, ownerships and management typical of lowland and peri-urban areas and this includes commercial forestry, farmland, amenity land, development sites, local authority land and small holdings.
This project aims to collate information relating to deer management to include where, why and how it is undertaken. As part of this process we are engaging with a range of stakeholders including deer managers, recreational stalkers, land managers, owners and both rural and urban organisations to collate information on current deer management within the Project Area.
Please note that all information provided will be treated as confidential and will be used only in aggregate form for the purposes of compiling the report on deer management undertaken within the Project Area.
We would be grateful if all responses to the survey could be received by Friday 12 April 2019 when the link will be closed.