Like many areas of the Trust's work, the Environmental Group is able to call on great expertise. In order to help nurture a sustainable environment in Sleat the group's project are:
SNH have awarded £620 for a study to look at the distribution, numbers and species of bats in Sleat. With the help of some specialist acoustic equipment parties of local bat hunters have surveyed individual properties and undertaken two drive rounds. Results show wide distribution of Pipstrelle bats.
The group regularly arrange beach cleans around the many beaches of Sleat, the latest being in August 2012 with a clean-up at Camasdarach, at the Point of Sleat.
Mink are a pest and are growing in numbers around the Sleat coast, destroying ground nesting birds and the local hen stock. The group is undertaking a survey of mink in the area.
The group will endeavour to help the Trust achieve its targets in the Clean Sleat Project.
Members of the Environment Group have been closely involved in the development of the Tormore Community Forest, and offer experience and support as and when required.
Local Planning and the Kilbeg Project
The group wil engage in and contribute to consultation relating to the Local Plan and the proposed Kilbeg Village development.
The group will assist Sleat Renewables with meeting the environmental impact studies for the wind turbine site at A’Mhoile.
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