The North East Scotland wetland inventory examined the current wetland resources of Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City. A principal aim was to identify sites with potential for restoration, expansion or creation.
Information of existing habitats was collated from a range of surveys and mapped using GIS software. Fen, reedbed and wet woodland habitats were then filtered by a number of constraints, to identify sites suitable for expansion. A map of flat areas was visually assessed, to identify areas of forest and grassland suitable for creating additional wetland habitats. These were then filtered by the same constraints as existing habitats, to prioritise sites.