Project Sites & Management Zones
The project aims to improve ecological coherence across the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) area, by developing and using an ecological coherence protocol to identify where the best sites are to carry out work to maximise benefits for biodiversity and ecosystem services.
EcoCo project sites include raised bogs, intertidal wetlands, industrial brownfield sites, river floodplains and freshwater wetlands. The sites are spread across the twelve "Management Zones" as indicated in the map above.
Learn more on Management zones and their associated sites here.
The project sites are listed below by Management Zone. Those identified at the project outset have a "factsheet", those identified during the project have a "New Site Assessment". The lead organisation for each site is in brackets by each site name. Links to additional information is included. (All links open in a new window!);
Management Zones (click on the links or scroll down)
Flanders Mosses, Inner Forth, Glazert Catchment, Falkirk Stepping Stones, Slamannan Plateau, Blawhorn Moss, Whitesands Quarry, Tyne Catchment, Garnock Valley, Baronshaugh, Carnwath Cluster, East Ayrshire Coalfields
Flanders Moss Factsheet (SNH) Weblinks; Flipping stumps, Flipping results, 4 Sedges & a Sundew, Machines on the Moss, Taking bogs to the people Presentation; Joining up bog at Flanders Moss, Monitoring Reports; Flanders Moss
Wildlife connections (RSPB) Weblinks; Conserving & restoring wildlife connections
Skinflats new sites assesment (RSPB), Presentation, Skinflats managed realignment, Weblinks, Skinflats managed realignment, Realignment gets underway, It's getting muddy out there, We're getting there, We did it!
Monitoring Reports; Black Devon Wetlands, Bolfornought Farm Hedge, Bo'ness Railway Wildflowers, Bridgeness Ship Breakers, Calachem Green Roof, Cambus Pools, Garibaldi Bing, Grangemouth School Green Roof, Grangepans Meadow, Kinneil Estate Nest Boxes, Kinneil House Wildflowers, Skinflats, Wester Moss
Glazert Water Factsheet (SEPA), Weblinks; WEF case study, Presentations; Restoring connectivity Glazert and Tyne catchments, Joining up nature in the Glazert; Monitoring Report; Glazert Catchment Options
Avonglen Quarry new site assessment (Buglife)
Bonnyfield new site assessment (Buglife)
Roughcastle new site assessment (Buglife)
Slamannan Plateau Factsheet (Buglife) Weblinks; Slamannan bog restoration, Repair work begins, Giving a dam, Ancient origins, Final phase, Presentation; Slamannan Peatland Restoration, Monitoring Report; Fannyside Muir
Knowes Weir new site assessment (SEPA), Weblinks; WEF case study, Presentation; Restoring Connectivity Glazert and Tyne Catchments, Monitoring Report; Knowes Weir
Carnwath Cluster new sites assessment (Butterfly Conservation), Weblinks; Lanarkshire's Large Heaths and Mosses, Newsletter p4, Presentation; Lanarkshire's Large Heaths and Mosses. Monitoring Reports; Cranley Moss, Braehead Moss, Blacklaw Moss
Sheil Farm (EACEI) Restoration site