Formed in 2007, the Atlantic Hazel Action Group (AHAG) is a partnership of consultants, government agencies, NGOs and individuals whose aim is to promote protection of Scotland's unique Atlantic hazel woodland. The group recognises the international importance of this woodland type for biodiversity, especially its epiphytic lichen flora, and a range of other values that this woodland provides for people and nature.
Input to the group is either by correspondence, or by between two and three meetings a year. The group prioritises action, provides advice and raises awareness through publications, site visits and workshops.
The initial focus of the group is to deliver the Species Action Framework implementation plan for the hazel gloves fungus (Hypocreopsis rhododendri).