Deer Management Plan

West Lochaber DMG are currently revising their deer management plan to take account of a range of important woodland related issues within the area. The new plan will cover the period 2023-28. Background information, population models and a series of maps are available below. Live links will be added in as documents are finalized. It is hoped to have a agreed final plan by June 2023.

Any comments on the development of the plan can be addressed to or

These 5 X main documents provide the functional part of the deer plan.

WL Background Information & Analysis document

WL Working Plan

East Population Notes & population reduction model

Achnacarry woodland creation phasing map

West Population Model

This West model has not yet been officially endorsed. Some notes and analysis on the population dynamics in the west can be accessed here.

WL 2023 DMG Assessment


The following additional documents are included:

WL Constitution

WL Designated sites information

WL Monitoring of designated features

WL Broad Habitat type summary

WL Deer information Required

Larder Sheet- MALES

Larder Sheet- FEMALES

The following maps are referred to in the WL Background Information & Analysis document:

WL Location Map

WL Members Map

WL Reporting Units Map

WL Community Councils Map

WL SSSI & SAC Designations Map

WL Landscape and other designations map

WL Native woodlands herbivore impact map

WL NWSS Areas of Focus map

WL Woodland Creation Map

WL 2018 Deer Density map

WL DSH & Blanket bog distribution map

WL Deer Vehicle collision map

Glen Beasdale Fires Map