The Nevis Partnership
The Nevis Partnership
The Nevis landscape is one of the most iconic in the UK, with Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, Glen Nevis with its ancient Scots pines, the spectacular Steall Falls and many rare species of flora and fauna like the Chequered Skipper. The work of The Nevis Partnership is key to managing this area, nurturing our future forests, enhancing habitats for wildlife and maintaining paths to provide sustainable access for the 250,000 visitors annually to this unique environment long into the future.
The Nevis Partnership are a partnership organisation and work with community groups, environmental organisations and government agencies to take an integrated approach to caring for the Nevis landscape and promote sustainable, thoughtful access. Our mission statement is to:
“make this cherished area an exemplar of the sustainable approach to managing an accessible and popular Glen and Mountain, conserving and enhancing its landscape, its wild country and its heritage for both resident and visitor alike. ”
The Nevis partnership is committed to action in the area and investment for the benefit of nature and people and aims to encourage community stewardship thorough engagement, learning and volunteer opportunities.
One of our current priorities is our Future Forests project, which aims to improve woodland connectivity and habitats for key species, including Chequered Skipper, red squirrel, black grouse and barn owls. We aim to expand this project to include surveying of montane willow scrub prior to propagating cuttings for replanting in the Glen.
With the high visitor numbers maintaining our path network is key to controlling erosion and minimise habitat loss and negative impacts to the rare species around Nevis. This is especially important in our upland and peat bog areas which can be severely damaged by this footfall coupled with high rainfall. We build and maintain these paths using both professional path contractors and committed volunteers.
The Nevis Partnership aims to:
- Future Forests – Woodland Creation scheme focussing on improving connectivity of Scots pine and montane willow scrub, with monitoring and herbivore impact, propagation and planting in Glen Nevis.
- Nevis Path Network – working with our partners we build and maintain paths in the area, including the Ben Nevis Mountain Path, which sees over 150,000 people annually take this route to the summit.
- Community Stewardship – working with Friends of Nevis we deliver engagement, Citizen Science and volunteer activities to local and visiting groups and school children.
- The Training Programme aims to provide those starting out in a career in the environmental sector with vital practical skills and networking opportunities with our partner organisations.
Established: August 2002
Board members: 13
Full time staff: 5
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 01397 701088
Address: An Drochaid, Claggan, Fort William PH336PHView charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website