Increasing Biodiversity

Scotland continues to experience dramatic declines in biodiversity. New riparian planting across the catchment will help to connect existing fragmented woodland habitats, which would help increase genetic diversity by enabling pollinator pathways and wildlife mobility. Community mobilisation to tackle invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam in the southern end of the catchment will increase biodiversity and enable native species to return. We will work with our local Development Trusts, the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative, relevant public agencies, landowners and investors on this critical task.