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
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!
Glazert Water Factsheet (SEPA), Weblinks; WEF case study, Presentations; Restoring connectivity Glazert and Tyne catchments, Joining up nature in the Glazert
Avonglen Quarry new site assessment (Buglife)
Bonnyfield new site assessment (Buglife)
Roughcastle new site assessment (Buglife)
Knowes Weir new site assessment (SEPA), Weblinks; WEF case study, Presentation; Restoring Connectivity Glazert and Tyne Catchments
Sheil Farm (EACEI) Restoration site
Presentation; Peatland restoration in East Ayrshire