Increasing Natural Heritage Resilience

Objective 2
In Progress
Through this activity, we will pilot new ways to manage greenspaces that require an urgent need for climate adaptation, but that also provide biodiversity benefits. Two sites have been selected for this pilot: Rannoch Park (Grangemouth, Falkirk), and Glendevon Drive (Raploch, Stirling). 
We will work with Stirling and Falkirk Councils and volunteers to demonstrate innovative approaches to managing two urban parks to increase their climate resilience, wildlife value and value to communities.  This will also help address biodiversity loss and demonstrate ways to move towards a net-zero carbon society. 

The activity will seek to utilise innovative monitoring methods to measure the benefits, delivered alongside more traditional methods of biological monitoring and maintenance cost monitoring. 

At Rannoch Park (Grangemouth, Falkirk), the work will include woodland enhancement, meadow creation, specimen and orchard tree planting, and the creation of a new wetland scrape. At Glendevon Drive (Raploch, Stirling), meadow creation, specimen tree and hedgerow planting, wetland scrape creation, and the installation of new fencing will all take place. 

This activity – together with Climate FORTH activity Increasing Historic Heritage Resilience – will demonstrate how heritage can be used to facilitate a just transition, how it can support local resilience and be an integral part to the green recovery. 

This webpage will develop over time to show how work at Rannoch Park and Glendevon Drive is delivered. 
Glendevon Drive, Stirling “Before” picture 2022 (RaeburnFarquharBowen)
Rannoch Park, Grangemouth “Before” picture 2022 (RSPB)

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