Cairngorms National Park


Cairngorms National Park Forest Strategy

The Cairngorms National Park Forest Strategy is the key document providing strategic direction on future forest management and the restoration of woodlands in the Cairngorms National Park over the next two decades.

We consulted on the draft Strategy in February and March 2018. Thank you to everyone who responded. We will now collate all the responses and compile a report summarising the issues people have raised and how we intend to address them. The final Strategy will be presented to the CNPA board for final approval in September 2018.

Consultation Period: 12 February 2018 - 23 March 2018


The Cairngorms National Park Forest Strategy 2018 will:

  • Help to deliver the forest related elements of the Cairngorms National Park Partnership Plan
  • Encourage new woodland creation that complements other land-uses and the landscapes of the National Park
  • Identify key issues and opportunities affecting forests and woodlands in the National Park and provide policy guidance
  • Assist Forestry Commission Scotland in the appraisal of funding applications for woodland creation
  • Promote awareness of the value of encouraging more woodland creation in the National Park


Draft Cairngorms National Park Forest Strategy 2018 – Opens in a new window (PDF | 3MB)

Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) (PDF | 8MB)