Wild Land Management Services John Muir Trust
10. Biodiversity species management

While the mainstay of wild land management is the landscape or ecosystem scale approach, land managers may have to manage specific species. Local or national rarities, and protected species, may require unique actions such as the encouragement of specific habitats (for example, woodland edge habitats for black grouse or blaeberry for capercaillie).

Non-native invasive species (for example, mink or rhododendrons) should be removed where possible, especially where threatening native species or habitats. The killing of native predators should be avoided.

Natural landscapes
Minimal intervention except to kick-start natural processes


  • Map and remove non-native invasives (plants)
  • Develop and implement a control strategy (animals)