Cairngorms National Park

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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!

Glen Feshie
Glen Feshie

 

The current Cairngorms 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.

Cairngorms National Park Forest Strategy 2018

We consulted on the draft Cairngorms National Park Forest Strategy 2018 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 approval in September 2018.

The Cairngorms National Park Forest Strategy 2018 aims to:

  • Help to deliver the forest related elements of the Cairngorms National Park Partnership Plan 2017-2022
  • Encourage new woodland creation that compliments other land uses and the landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park
  • Identify key issues and opportunities affecting forests and woodlands in the Cairngorms 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 Cairngorms National Park

Consultation Documents

Draft Cairngorms National Park Forest Strategy 2018

Strategic Environmental Assessment – Environmental Report (SEA)