..the internet gateway for the dales Book icon

Yorkshire Dales Country News

Archive:2006 ] [ 2005 ] [ 2004 ] [ 2003 ] [ 2002 ] [ 2001 ] [ Have your say ]

New advice for grouse moor owners

[Wednesday 28 July 2010]

Grouse shooting is a major industry in North Yorkshire and its two national parks, providing welcome jobs in some of the most remote areas of the county, but owning and maintaining a grouse shoot can be a financial nightmare.

This is the conclusion reached by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), which carries out detailed research into problems like disease and predation on game birds, and it has now set up a new technical advice service to help shoot owners.

Says the trust: “Owning a grouse moor is a multi-million pound investment, but the benefits in terms of its conservation value and providing a healthy grouse bag in the years when everything goes right makes this valuable asset a joy to behold.

“However, managing a healthy grouse moor is often fraught with uncertainty and if just one simple element is missing in the management regime, then this can amount to a massively expensive and disappointing loss.”

The new Grouse Technical Service (GTS) offers “unparallel access to all the Trust’s latest scientific research developments in order to reduce shoot day uncertainties by addressing the wide-ranging issues affecting grouse productivity, season after season.”

Subjects covered include:

  • Advice and recommendations on grouse health
  • Ongoing monitoring programmes – particularly in relation to disease
  • Advice on habitat management and predator control
  • Monitoring of wader and other biodiversity action plan species to help negotiate with statutory bodies on habitat management
  • Monitoring of grouse populations to identify optimal harvesting strategies
  • Provide written reports with data, maps and analysis.

For further information on the Grouse Technical Service, contact: Craig Jones: 07825 228735 or Henrietta Appleton: 07889 891956 or email: gts@gwct.org.uk

What do you think? Send us your views using the form below.



Disclaimer: Daelnet will endeavour to put up as many of your views as possible. However, we cannot guarantee that all e-mails will be published. We reserve the right to edit any views that are published for legal or editorial reasons. Further, your details will not be used for any other services.


Daelnet is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

  • Daelnet RSS
Daelnet RSS

Have the latest Yorkshire Dales News delivered to your desktop. Find out more...

  • A look back at the week

Our look back at the past week's Yorkshire Dales News ensures you'll never miss a thing!

Have you got a local news story from your part of the Yorkshire Dales?
Perhaps you have a community event or fundraiser you would like promoting.
Email the Daelnet newsdesk:

Home  |  News  |  Daelnet Directory  |  What's New  |  Features  |  Gallery  |  Local Info  |  Books & Maps  |  Contact Us  |  Services
Birkwith - The birch wood (Old Norse)    more  places »
Your Privacy  
Copyright 1995-2013 - Dales.Net