Ballydangan Bog Red Grouse Project
The Ballydangan Bog Red Grouse Project (County Roscommon) aims to prevent the decline and in the long-term increase the numbers of red grouse on Ballydangan Bog. The management is achieved through a range of best-practice red grouse conservation strategies including heather management, predator control, monitoring, disturbance control, public awareness and education. Moore Gun Club and Roscommon Regional Game Council have been influential in involving a range of stakeholders in this project (e.g. local employment through FAS and Moore Community Council, Bord na Móna, the NPWS, the NARGC Habitat Trust, the Heritage Council and NUI Galway). These unique alliances have recently led to the initiation of a number of new red grouse projects throughout Ireland.
Members of the Ballydangan Bog Red Grouse Project Team
Paddy Feehily (Moore Community Council) and Mark Craven inspecting recent heather management work on Ballydangan Bog