Conservation and Environmental Projects

Conservation Areas

View maps of the conservation areas in the Moray area.

Interactive mapping with conservation areas


Get answers to your tree queries and see Tree preservation area maps here

Moray Food Growing Strategy

Call for Ideas for Food Growing Spaces and Survey here

Conservation Area Appraisals

Find out more about current appraisals:

Findhorn Conservation Area Appraisal

Cullen Conservation Area Appraisal

Keith Conservation Area Assessment

Environmental Projects 

We are involved in a number of environmental projects. Details of the environmental improvement schemes are included here.

The Wards Wildlife Site (PDF) is located in Elgin, south of the railway line, which separates Elgin from New Elgin. Alongside the Scottish Wildlife Trust, we have designated the site as a non-statutory wildlife site. The site is an important habitat, notable for its size and for supporting a colony of Northern Marsh Orchid in an urban location. The wetland provides a habitat for many wetland birds including Snipe and Reed Bunting.

A management plan has been prepared and work installing an all abilities path and interpretation material has been completed.

For further information please contact: Environmental Services on 01343 557051 or

North East Scotland Local Biodiversity Action Plan NELBAP

We are a partner organisation on the NELBAP which aims to produce, implement and monitor action plans for a range of important habitats and species throughout the North East of Scotland. The Local Biodiversity Action Plan is designed to fit into a national and international programme designed to enhance biodiversity globally. A steering group of representatives from a range of organisations overseas the project with the support of a range of local sub-groups.

Contact Us

Planning & Development
The Moray Council
Council Office
High Street, Elgin
IV30 1BX

0300 123 4561

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