Countryside, Farming and Wildlife
How to dispose of and recycle garden waste responsibly, and advice on identifying and getting rid of invasive weeds such as Japanese Knotweed
Chalara dieback of ash trees (Chalara fraxinea) is a serious disease of ash trees caused by a fungus. The disease causes leaf loss and crown dieback in affected trees, and can lead to tree death. You can find out more about the symptoms, and how to report it here
Find out more about the proposed trust and how to give us your views
Our Outdoor Access team work on a variety of projects in the area, including Core Path Planning, maintaining access rights and are involved in the Local Access Forum.
Our Animal Health team carries out the Council's regulatory work in respect of animal health and the welfare of animals.
The main areas of our work are:
- Animal Health - the control of disease in animals which, in some cases, can be passed to humans
- Animal welfare - including the transportation of animals and market inspection
Our Marine and Coastal Development Unit are involved in many projects in our coastal areas, working to produce planning guidance for these areas, and to promote and protect these fascinating areas.
Find out which of our beaches are classed as Designated Bathing Waters, and how the water quality is monitored.
According to experts, Argyll and Bute is considered to be a biodiversity hot spot with some of the best examples of a range of Land, Freshwater and Marine and Coastal Habitats and Species in the UK.
Find out more about Renewable Energy in Argyll and Bute