The River Dee - A Special Area of Conservation
The River Dee is a Special Area of Conservation designated for salmon, otters and freshwater pearl mussels. Ballogie has been active in supporting the River Dee Trust in carrying out riparian management, primarily for the benefit of migratory fish species, but also for other species that live in the streams, such as lampreys. In addition, we have given support to the LIFE Funded Pearls in Peril (PIP) Scheme for the removal of croys from the Commonty Beat for the benefit of fresh water pearl mussels. We manage over 20 hectares of riparian woodlands, mainly on the Burn of Cattie, but the Burn of Angels in the Potarch Woods is also important.