Cairngorms National Park

View of Glen Isla, Caenlochan National Nature Reserve

National Park Policies

Policies and guidance have been produced to help the CNPA and its partners make decisions about how to manage the Park in order to achieve the National Park aims.

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National Park aims

  • To conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area;
  • To promote sustainable use of the natural resources of the area;
  • To promote understanding and enjoyment (including enjoyment in the form of recreation) of the special qualities of the area by the public;
  • To promote sustainable economic and social development of the area’s communities.

Other guidance

  • Forest and Woodland Framework – a guide for the management of the forests and woodland in the Cairngorms National Park.
  • Deer Framework – aims to bring together those with an interest in deer management and promote respect for a range of different management objectives.
  • Capercaillie Framework – aims to improve conservation for capercaillie in its remaining UK stronghold.