Braes of Alyth:
Wild Cores & Corridors
Braes of Alyth: Wild Cores and Corridors
Braes of Alyth: Wild Cores and Corridors is a nature connectivity project focussed on two sub-catchments on the Perthshire/Angus border, east and west of Bamff Wildland. Our aim is to connect local nature-rich areas – ‘cores’ – via restored ‘corridors’, mainly along waterways and riparian zones. We are currently in our development stage and are carrying out surveys on nine other participating land holdings, and consultation with owners and managers.
Waterway and riparian restoration:
- Improves fresh water and wetland habitat for a large variety of species
- Filters water pollution
- Mitigates flooding and drought
- Reduces bank erosion and topsoil run-off
- Enable animals to move safely between habitats
- Enable species (plants and animals) to disperse and expand territory
- Reduce genetic bottlenecking
- Improve climate change resilience
This project is supported by the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund, managed by NatureScot.
We have received match funding from Rewilding Britain.