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Loch Lomond NNR

Location:Loch Lomond NNR, Central Scotland

Habitats:Wetland

Livestock:Various breeds and types of livestock

In brief:Conservation grazing of floodplain wetlands with cattle and sheep for ground nesting birds and botanical interests

Contact:Tim Jacobs

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Email:Tim.Jacobs@snh.gov.uk

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Habitats: floodplain wetlands - wet grassland and mires

Livestock: Cattle - Belted Galloways x, Short Horn x & Aderdeen Angus x
Sheep – Blackface, Border Leicester x 

The Mainland section of Loch Lomond NNR covers much of the lower floodplain of the Endrick Water. This part of the catchment has been only moderately modified and has a fantastic mosaic of wet grasslands, mires and woodlands, making it a real diversity ‘hot spot’.

Sensitive conservation grazing is essential to support much of the diversity and during recent years SNH has been working closely with the local graziers and landowners to help refine the grazing to better suit the wildlife interests.

The current approach relies on a combination of cattle, sheep and topping, focusing on sward condition and favours ground nesting birds and the main flowering season.