Wild Land Management Services John Muir Trust
2. Survey and monitor

A programme of monitoring work should be established to record habitats and species on the property. Exclosures should be set up, where possible, to determine the potential for regeneration in the absence of grazing animals. Human factors, such as the numbers of visitors and cars using car parks, should also be recorded.

A management plan is essential
Develop SMART actions


  • Develop habitat monitoring programme
  • Develop species monitoring programme
  • Monitor deer & livestock exclosure plots
  • Maintain species records
  • Take fixed point photographs
  • Monitor people counters /  car park usage
  • Conduct visitor survey