Wow, August already and our fourth joint wildlife blog with Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP). Lots of human visitors are just arriving on their summer holidays this month…
Natural Heritage Data Project
The Assynt Field Club set up a website in 2009 to provide a window to Assynt’s natural heritage and landscapes for local residents, visitors to the area and the wider scientific community. It also encourages observations to be contributed. From 2013-14 the website received 1,441 contributions. The previous website only allowed the display and storage of limited information from these contributions.
Through this project a modern, vibrant website will be created to replace the previous website, improving public access to large quantities of currently inaccessible natural heritage data. By showcasing and interpreting the landscapes and natural heritage of Assynt, this website will enhance the appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of this area for all users and encourage further input of data and records from users.
The website will have the capacity to collect and store more data and it is hoped this new data will enhance and add to the available information, helping to build a better picture of the Assynt Landscape and how it is changing. This data can then be used to input into future land management decisions.
Both residents and visitors will be encouraged to take an interest in the landscape and natural heritage through the website. Information collected through the website will be regularly communicated to the wider biological recording community thereby engaging the wider scientific community.
The new website can be accessed here: www.assyntwildlife.org.uk