Red Grouse habitat management project on Boleybrack Mountain

January 13, 2017
Posted in Birds
January 13, 2017 FACE

This project aims to manage the land in such a way as to encourage the repopulation of red grouse via: management through controlled (cool) burning; grit provision to aid heather digestion by red grouse; predator control (including control of invasive species such as american mink); monitoring of habitats and species (including biannual population assessment of red grouse); public awareness, education and stakeholders consultation. The Glenfarne Gun Club started, organised and conducted the project.

Country: Ireland
County Leitrim, Ireland
Starting date:
Species: Irish Red Grouse (Lagopus Lagopus Scotica), American Mink (Neovison Vison)
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Invasive Alien species, Threatened species
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife, Research and data collection
Leading partners: Glenfarne Gun Club

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