On Feb 5th 2020 rivers trusts, government agencies and several guest organisations and woodland professionals gathered at Faskally by Pitlochry for a special themed riverbank or ‘riparian’ woodland meeting.
Nature photographer and communicator Peter Cairns provided a keynote and call-to-arms for landscape-scale environmental restoration. Jeremy Roberts outlined a unique project called Cairngorms Connect involving 4 different landowners who have come together to restore areas of the upper River Spey catchment. This was followed up by a sequence of guest speakers including Woodland Trust, Marine Scotland Science and Scottish Wildlife Trust. 3 fisheries trusts then presented a range of ongoing riparian restoration work and outlined plans for the future. To conclude the meeting attendees split up in to 5 discussion groups to debate and report back on key themes as summarised below.
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