Deer management in Scotland is overseen by SNH, with decisions and actions at a local level undertaken by Deer Management Groups (DMGs) who co-ordinate activity between the land-owners and managers within each area. The CALL area falls with the West Sutherland Deer Management Group (WSDMG) which itself is split into four sub-groups, two of which fall within the CALLP Scheme area.

Deer range is one of the primary land uses in Coigach and Assynt and deer management impacts on the local economy (by generating income), the community (by employing stalkers and support workers) and the environment (by the impact of deer on habitats).

The aims of the project are to:

  • Support deer managers in the area to implement and deliver on the actions identified within the deer management plans currently under production, thereby delivering benefits for the common wild deer herd, contributing to the socio-economic wellbeing of people working in the local deer sector and improving open and woodland habitats.
  • Gather data to inform deer management plans, training for land managers and investigating opportunities for deer product businesses.
  • Carry out a feasibility study which explores the potential for more local collaboration around venison processing and marketing, and retaining more of the value of this important resource within the local area.

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Coordinator required for Habitat Monitoring Programme

Habitat Monitoring Programme Coordinator (£2,500) We are looking to appoint a Programme Coordinator to organise and administer the Habitat Monitoring programme within the Deer Management project as part of the

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 7:53am

A few of our team will be at this conference this Thursday and Friday - looking forward to seeing what @innerforth have done over the last few years and meeting folk from other @heritagelottery funded Landscape Partnership Schemes

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 6:18pm

It does look fab, your team and all the volunteers have done a fantastic job https://t.co/YUh9Vx6rTz

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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, August 13th, 2018 at 5:13pm

CALL was at the Assynt Games on Friday with some creature creating activities. Check the blog for pictures of the event!

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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, August 9th, 2018 at 5:10pm

Our Woodland Artisan Project has some great opportunities coming up to learn traditional skills. For the next one, Tim Palmer is returning for a Willow Weaving course. No experience necessary but booking is essential. See the poster below for details on how to take part