Ecological monitor

Would you like to get involved in ecological monitoring at the Woodland Trust’s largest and most iconic site in the UK?

Glen Finglas covers some 5,000 hectares and sits at the heart of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. It works closely with its neighbours and partners as part of The Great Trossachs Forest NNR.

It is estimated that there is a total of between 8,000 and 17,000ha lowland and upland wood pasture in Scotland, of which about 600ha are at Glen Finglas. The estate’s long term vision is therefore to provide a dynamic ecosystem of woodland and open ground as a wood pasture in conjunction with grazing. A tree regeneration scheme is set up on the Estate to assess whether the levels of grazing, both domestic livestock and deer, allow a reasonable level of natural regeneration outwith deer fenced grant-aided new woodland areas.

As a result we are looking for a local volunteer to assist the Estate Ranger for one season with the actual monitoring work and potentially assist with processing, interpreting and writing up of the collected data.

This role is seasonal from approx. end of March till end of September. This role will make an interesting experiential learning opportunity for someone to build up or wishing to further develop their ecological survey, and potentially data processing skills.

Ecological recorders help us to map the effects that climate change is having on the environment and support us in creating thriving habitats and support for the woodland.

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Key Information


The Woodland Trust




Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level, Senior


Biodiversity, Biology, Ecology, Nature & Wildlife


Glen Finglas, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.