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Planting Trees for Fieldsports - Guidance from The Woodland Trust

This week, Russ Jobson from The Woodland Trust offers guidance on how to add useful tree cover to help your fieldsports activities! If you run a shoot, manage deer or a fishing beat, occupy a farm or croft, or are just interested in multi-layered land use, read on to find out more and how to access The Woodland Trust's free help: The Woodland Trust manages more than 1,000 of its own sites across the UK, but also helps other landowners and managers plant new areas and improve existing woods. Our vision is for a UK rich ...

Undisturbed - A New Campaign from the UK National WIldlife Crime Unit

In this week's guest blog, we hear about the new Undisturbed campaign by the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit: The UK National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) have launched “ Undisturbed” – a social media initiative to raise awareness amongst wildlife photographers and drone users of their responsibilities while sourcing images of wild animals. The affordability of modern digital camera technology has produced an ever-growing interest in capturing photographs of wildlife. As a result, a number of leading UK wildlife photographers and charitable organisations have expressed concern at the amount of wildlife disturbance being caused ...

Ardmoor and SACS - Guest blog by Ardmoor's Anthony Stodart

In this week's guest blog, Ardmoor Managing Director Anthony Stodart tells us about his company's support of SACS: In these times of political turmoil where, more often than not, it feels as though our erstwhile politicians are doing their best to curtail all rural activities, the one certainty is that margins are getting squeezed across the board. The other certainty, regardless of the outcome of Brexit, is that austerity continues and subsidies are changing so it would be a very brave person who bet on there being more funding available for the rural economy in the ...

All things Invasive with the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative

In this week's guest post, we hear all about invasive non-native species and the work of the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative: This coming week is national Invasive Species Week , 13-17 May, which aims to raise awareness across Great Britain about invasive species and their impacts. Being a project all about invasive species, here at the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative, we’re quite excited about having a whole week of lots of people talking about Invasive Species and we’d love everyone to share in our enthusiasm and learn something new during the week. For example, ...

Community Woodlands Association

In this week's blog, Community Woodlands Association CEO Jon Hollingdale has kindly contributed a really interesting guest post. Are any SACS members involved in a community woodland, or would like to be? Let us know your thoughts! Community Woodlands The Community Woodlands Association (CWA) was established in 2003: from 40 or so founding groups we’ve grown steadily over the years and new groups continue to emerge, inspired and enthused by their local woods and what they could achieve in them. There are about 200 community woodland groups in Scotland, operating under various tenure ...