Support for Red Squirrel Conservation under the Scottish Rural Development Programme
This technical guidance note is aimed at landowners, managers and their advisors who are considering undertaking woodland management for red squirrels, or control of grey squirrels, under RDC-RP.
Woodland management to benefit red squirrels can be divided into two categories:
- Habitat management to improve the quantity, quality and consistency of their food supplies
- Protection of red squirrels through grey squirrel control
This note provides information on how such management might be supported and assessed.