Non-native species

In 2013 the Ness & Beauly Fisheries Trust (NBFT) continued its work on non-native species in the Beauly District Fishery Board catchment.  The treatment of Japanese Knotweed on the Bridgend Burn, Beauly appears to have been largely successful and follow up treatments will be undertaken, assuming landowner permission, in 2014.   A survey was undertaken within the catchment during the summer to facilitate mapping of the extent of the non-native plant issue on the Beauly catchment. This also resulted in a small area of Himalayan balsam being removed by the contractor. The data will be assessed and a strategy for control/removal of key species developed.

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