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The Caithness Biodiversity Action Plan - February 2003

Organisation: What they can help with: Contact details:

Bat Conservation Trust Information on bats, bat habitats, bat boxes and conservation. www.bats.org.uk

Biological Recording in Scotland Promote the gathering of environmental data, initiate
projects and circulate information to help the recording community in Scotland. www.brisc.org.uk

BSBI - Botanical Society of the British Isles Holder of the botanical records for the Caithness area. Ken Butler, Seaside Cottage, Thurso East, Thurso. Tel: 01847 893549 www.bsbi.org.uk

British Dragonfly Society Information on dragonfly habitats, training of volunteers in identification & collation of
dragonfly records. www.dragonflysoc.org.uk

BTCV Scotland - British Trust for Conservation Volunteers  Volunteer participation in practical conservation activities, can work with communities to deliver local environmental projects & provide insurance for such works.
Kerry Jones, 30 Millbank Road, Munlochy, Inverness IV8 8ND.  Tel: 01463 811560  www.btcv.org.uk

British Trust for Ornithology   Investigate the populations, movements and ecology of wild birds, organise annual breeding and winter bird surveys locally.  www.bto.org

Butterfly Conservation (Scotland)  Encourage surveying and monitoring of butterflies and moths, and advise on habitat management for priority species.
Tom Prescott, Kingussie. (HQ: Balallan House, Allan Park, Stirling FK8 2QG. Tel: 01786 447753

Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise Provide advice and support for environmental projects and community-led works.  Eann Sinclair, Tollermachie House, High Street, Thurso KW14 8AZ. Tel: 01847 896115

Caithness & Sutherland Environmental Group  A forum for land managers and others to transfer ideas and best practice on the integration of conservation and agriculture.  Doreen Morgan (see Scottish Agricultural College)

Caithness & Sutherland Trout Angling Group  A local partnership that provides advice on sustainable trout angling in Caithness and Sutherland, and has undertaken a number of habitat improvement projects.
enquiries@fishing-highland.co.uk   www.fishing-highland.co.uk

Caithness District Salmon Fishery Board  The Board has a statutory duty to protect and improve salmon stocks within its area.   P J Blackwood Esq Clerk to CDSFB  Thurso East, Thurso Caithness KW14 8HP

Caithness Field Club Encourage recording of animal and plant observations, and organise a number of talks and field trips.  Ken Butler (see BSBI above)

Deer Commission Scotland   Provide advice on deer management and welfare issues.
Knowsley, 82 Fairfield Road, Inverness IV3 5LH. Tel: 01463 231751

Highland Biodiversity Project   Responsible for the preparation and implementation of Local Biodiversity Action Plans in Highland.
Janet Bromham, The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness IV3 5NX. Tel: 01463 702274

Highland Biological Recording Group  Record biological information individually and through coordinated atlas projects, surveys, field trips and events.  Jonathan Watt, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB. Tel: 01463 237114

Highland Council Ranger Service   Run a programme of environmental education events and guided walks, run practical conservation projects, and give advice on access and conservation issues.
Mary Legg, Dunnet Pavillion, Tel: 01847 821531 & Marina Finlayson, Sinclair Terrace, Wick, Tel: 01955 607758

Highland Council Sustainable Development Officer    Provides advice on sustainability issues and appropriate community action.
Una Lee, The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness IV3 5NX. Tel: 01463 702543

Highland FWAG   Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group  Provide advice to farmers, crofters and landowners on conservation projects and agri-environmental grants.
Fran Lockhart, Glaikmore, North Kessock, Inverness IV1 1XD. Tel: 01463 811072

Forestry Commission Administer the Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme, which provides woodland management and expansion incentives for private woodland owners, and regulate and control works through Felling Licence and Environmental Impact Assessment regulations.
Willie Beattie, Fodderty Way, Dingwall IV15 9XB. Tel: 01349 862144

Froglife   Provide habitat advice about amphibians and reptiles in gardens and the wider countryside, and encourage their recording. www.froglife.org

Grounds for Learning Provide advice, contacts, programmes, grant and award schemes tailored for Scottish schools, for the improvement of school grounds for education, biodiversity and enjoyment. www.ltl.org.uk/scot.html

Community Toolkit Can help organisations find solutions to a range of problems and issues. Specifically designed for community groups and is based on common themes identified by local voluntary groups from
around Inverness and Nairn. www.communitytoolkit.org.uk

LIFE Peatlands Project Undertake a range of initiatives to help raise the profile and awareness of the peatlands.
Neil Wilkie, Alba House, Main Street, Golspie KW10 6TG. Tel: 01408 634150

Marine Conservation Society  Run a number of volunteer coastal and marine projects including beachwatch, seasearch and Calum Duncan, 3 Coates Place, Edinburgh EH3 7AA. Tel: 0131 2266360

Moray Firth Partnership    Provide advice on management of marine and coastal habitats in the Moray Firth, and run a small environmental scheme.
27 Ardconnel Terrace, Inverness IV2 3AE. Tel: 01463 226495

National Farmers Union of Scotland  Provide information on agricultural matters and representation on behalf of members.
4 Brabster Street, Thurso KW14 7AP  www.nfus.org.uk

North Highland Forest Trust  Provide advice and assistance on woodland biodiversity and community woodland projects.  Jon Hollingdale, Alba House, Main Street, Golspie KW10 6TG.

Plantlife   Acts to stop common wild plants becoming rare in the wild, to rescue wild plants on the brink of
extinction, and to protect sites of exceptional botanical importance by practical conservation work, and
influencing policy and legislation.  www.plantlife.org.uk

RSPB Scotland Royal Society for the Protection of Birds  Provides advice and assistance on the conservation of wild birds and their habitats, especially declining, threatened or rare species.
Kenny Graham, Alba House, Main Street, Golspie KW10 6TG. Tel: 01408 634150

Scottish Agricultural College   Provide advice to farmers, crofters and land owners on wildlife habitat improvement, and help prepare and submit Rural Stewardship Scheme applications.
Doreen Morgan, 15 Traill Street, Thurso. Tel: 01847 892719

Scottish Crofting Foundation  Promotes the benefits that crofting brings to its communities, as well as to the wider public.
Old Mill, Broadford, Isle of Skye IV49 9AQ. Tel: 01471 822529

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency  Regularly monitor and classify coastal waters, rivers and lochs, deal with pollution incidents and provide advice and, through its Habitat Enhancement Initiative, provides guidance and support on the creation and best management of wildlife habitats.
Tel: 0800 806070 (24 hour pollution emergency number)

SEERAD - Scottish Executive Environment & Rural Affairs Department  Advises on and implements policy relating to agriculture, rural development, food, the environment and fisheries.
Strathbeg House, Clarence Street, Thurso KW14 7JS. Tel: 01847 893104

Scottish Natural Heritage   Provide advice and assistance on protected species and designated areas, grant-aid practical biodiversity and awareness-raising projects.
Main Street, Golspie. Tel: 01408 633602.

Scottish Ornithologists Club  Brings together amateur birdwatchers, keen birders and research ornithologists with the aims of documenting, studying and enjoying Scotland's varied birdlife.   The local Club collects and collates bird records for Caithness.
Harbour Point, Newhailes Road, Musselburgh, EH21 6SJ   Tel 0131 6530653

Scottish Water   Provides water and waste water services to household and business customers across Scotland.
Wick Area Office, PO Box 6452, Wick KW1 4YE. Tel: 01955 608400

Scottish Wildlife Trust    Provide advice on habitat management, identification of areas of high biodiversity and conservation volunteer activities. Unit 4A, 3 Carsegate Road North,
Inverness IV3 8DU. Tel: 01463 714746

The Mammal Society    Organise mammal surveys and work to protect British mammals, to halt the decline of threatened species.

UK Biodiversity Website Information on national habitat and species action plans.

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