Bracken Control: A Guide to Best Practice (SNH)

SOURCES OF ADVICE

ADVICE ON BRACKEN MANAGEMENT, INCLUDING PREPARING BRACKEN MANAGEMENT PLANS AND APPLYING FOR GRANTS, IS AVAILABLE FROM A RANGE OF LAND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS AND FROM ORGANISATIONS SUCH AS THOSE LISTED BELOW.

Farming And Wildlife Advisory Group Scotland
Algo Business Centre, Glenearn Road, Perth, PH2 ONJ
Tel: 01738 450500
info@fwagscotland.org.uk
www.fwag.org.uk/contact.htm

Scottish Agricultural College
Mark Ballingall, Senior Arable Consultant, SAC,
Sandpiper House, Ruthvenfield Industrial Estate,
Perth, PH1 3EE
Tel 01738 636611
Fax 01738 627860
email: mark.ballingall@sac.co.uk
Web address: www.sac.co.uk

The Heather Trust
Newtonrigg, Holywood,
Dumfries, DG2 0RA
Tel/Fax: 01387 723201
Web: www.heathertrust.co.uk
email: info@heathertrust.co.uk

Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Northern Scotland: Ian McCall, GWCT Scottish HQ, Couston, Newtyle, Perthshire PH12 8UT.
Tel: 01828 650543; Fax: 01828 650560; Email: imccall@gct.org.uk
Southern Scotland:Hugo Straker, Garvald Grange, Garvald, East Lothian EH41 4LL.
Tel: 01620 830230; Fax: 01620 830303; email: hstraker@gct.org.uk

Advice on managing bracken on organic holdings can be obtained from Soil Association Scotland, Tower Mains,18c Liberton Brae, Edinburgh EH16 6AE Tel 0131 6662474 contact@sascotland.org web www.soilassociation.org

Advice on control of bracken on designated sites is available from SNH. Contact details for SNH’s offices can be found on www.snh.org.uk or from the SEARS contact number 08452 30 20 50.

Advice on any aerial application of herbicide or non-aerial application of herbicide in or near water is available from SEPA. Contact details for SEPA’s offices can be found on www.sepa.org.uk or from the SEARS contact number 08452 30 20 50.

Guidance on grants for bracken management under the SRDP is available from the Scottish Government website (www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Rural/SRDP).

FURTHER INFORMATION ON BRACKEN

Rural Development Service Technical Advice Note 23: Bracken control, vegetation restoration and land management www.defra.gov.uk/rds/publications/technical/tan23.pdf

Prof. R. J. Pakeman, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen
AB15 8QH

The Applied Vegetation Dynamics Laboratory, University of Liverpool www.appliedvegetationdynamics.co.uk

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks in particular go to the Southern Uplands Partnership for allowing their original version of this guidance to be updated, revised and rebranded. More information about the partnership can be found at www.sup.org.uk. Much of the content of this guidance is derived from work carried out by the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute and the University of Liverpool for the production of Rural Development Service Technical Advice Note 23.

Photographs supplied by Lorne Gill/SNH and A. MacDonald.

Published by SEARS 2008.
Printed and designed by RRD June 2008.
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