Using a donation from Mossy Earth, Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries Trust have provided Forestry & Land Scotland (FLS) with 4400 alder, grey willow, goat willow, hazel and birch. The planting contributed towards a much larger ‘forest to bog’ and woodland restoration programme taking place north of Lairg in the River Tirry catchment. Further information can be found in FLS’s management plan and future habitat map.
River Tirry tributaries provide important spawning and rearing habitat for salmon and trout. Further to existing salmonid survey locations, in collaboration with FLS we hope to monitor water temperature and aquatic invertebrate populations in this area as this tributary-scale restoration effort gathers pace.