The different land uses consist of commercial and native woodland, conservation, traditional high hill farming with cattle and sheep, deer management and hydro-electric generation with several of the properties running integrated units with a mix or all of these land uses.

The BqDMG area has 13 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) including the large upland site of Ben More-Stob Binnein. In total, these sites extend to 4961 ha or 11.6% of the BqDMG area. A map showing the Designated Sites can be seen here.