The Estate abounds with wildlife. The Red Deer herd is carefully managed within a Deer Management Plan agreed with Scottish Natural Heritage. Nesting Golden Eagles, Red and Black Throated Divers, and Pine Martens are but a few of the multitude of native species thriving upon our Community’s land.
The Foundation has embarked upon a program of re-establishing lost Native Woodland, establishing creative ways to let land and create jobs, and seeking to find outlets for local produce such as venison, lamb and seafood.
We work closely with the Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Project (CALLP) in a productive and collaborative way.
In order to make the Assynt Foundation truly sustainable, we are currently carrying out feasibility studies on five watercourses with a view to constructing our own hydro schemes. These will be built with a minimal impact on the environment and wildlife. They will however provide green energy, generated and used locally.
Furthermore the income from the sale of electricity will support new and existing businesses, provide affordable houses and enable the infrastructure of the estate to be improved.