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Countryside Ranger Service - Practical Nature Conservation

Members of the Merkland Management GroupThe Ranger Service works to benefit species and habitats described in East Dunbartonshire and Stirling’s Biodiversity Action plans. Mugdock Wood, Mugdock Loch and Drumclog Moor are all part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Ranger Service looks after the conservation of these areas and other countryside sites in East Dunbartonshire including Merkland Local Nature Reserve in Kirkintilloch. A lot of the work that is carried out in these areas is done with groups of volunteers.

If you are interested in learning new skills or carrying out practical conservation and maintenance tasks there are a number of ways that you can get involved. We can work with your business or group on a special conservation task day, or we can work with your group to help them to complete their Duke of Edinburgh or John Muir Awards. If you want to volunteer regularly then you can join the Mugdock Conservation Volunteers. No experience is necessary as we will give you all the guidance and tools that you need. Have a look at the Volunteer page of the website for more information.

If getting muddy isn’t your thing we can work with your community group to promote and make positive changes to the green space where you live. We can support your group on projects such as making a new path leaflet or holding an open day in your local green space.