Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries Trust – Kyle of Sutherland Community Tree Nursery

£12,500 awarded

The Kyle Riverwoods project seeks to restore ecosystem function to the Kyle rivers catchment for the benefit of nature, climate & local highland communities.  The project aims to support river health, boost terrestrial & freshwater biodiversity, improve the Kyle rivers’ resilience to climate change, & help prevent the regional extinction of the wild Atlantic salmon.

The Kyle of Sutherland Community Tree Nursery project will produce locally grown saplings for riparian planting.  This will reduce the risk of importing diseases & pests whilst also reducing the carbon emissions associated with the transportation of saplings grown elsewhere.  Locally sourced & grown saplings will be better suited to the local conditions & will help connect local communities with nature restoration throughout the catchment overall.

This grant is towards 50% of the costs of employing a tree nursery manager for the first year (including set up).