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Find out how to manage your land in a wildlife-friendly way and provide features to attract specific species. We also offer habitat management training courses.

Artificial islands

The RSPB manages more than 300 man-made islands at its wetland reserves. Islands provide nesting, roosting and loafing sites secure from land-based predators. Find out how to make your own. More...

Artificial islands

Farm hedges and their management

Are you interested in the best way to manage farmland hedgerows for wildlife? More...

Farm hedges and their management

Land management for bitterns

The bittern is a shy species, favouring wetlands dominated by common reed. Find out how you can help them on your land. More...

Land management for bitterns

Land management for nightjars

The nightjar is now a scarce breeding bird of lowland heathland, forest clearings and clearfells, and in coppice woodland. Read more about how you can manage your land with them in mind. More...

Land management for nightjars

Land management for woodlarks

The woodlark is a rare breeding bird in Britain. Careful land management has already helped increase the number of woodlarks, but there's still more to be done. More...

Land management for woodlarks

Gorse

Gorse is very important for birds and for invertebrates. Find out how to manage it successfully. More...

Gorse

Nesting rafts

Rafts are a useful way of providing island habitat in areas of deep or fluctuating water levels. Find out how to construct your own. More...

Nesting rafts

Scrub on chalk and limestone grassland

Scrub on chalk and limestone grassland is an integral part of the landscape. When well managed, it is thinly spread across open grassland, generally covering up to 5% of an area. More...

Scrub on chalk and limestone grassland

Wet scrub

Lowland wet scrub is generally dominated by grey willow, along with other native or introduced willow varieties (eg goat willow, crack willow, osier). More...

Wet scrub

Advisory materials free from RSPB Scotland

A full list of advisory materials that can be obtained free of charge from the RSPB can be seen by clicking on this link. More...

Advisory materials free from RSPB Scotland

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