Cairngorms National Park

View of Glen Isla, Caenlochan National Nature Reserve

Forest & Woodland Framework

The woodlands of the Cairngorms are of national and international importance because they contain the largest remaining areas of semi-natural woodland habitats in Britain!

The Forest & Woodland Framework  helps to ensure that future forestry activity is directed to where it matters most and that other important habitats and activities such as the management of farms, moorland, wetland and recreational resources also benefit.

The strategic objectives and local priorities within this Framework clarify what needs to be done within the Park to mitigate against climate change, develop a sustainable timber resource, aid forestry business development, foster community development, promote access and health, improve environmental quality and benefit woodland biodiversity.