Cairngorms National Park Forest Strategy
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 Cairngorms National Park Forest Strategy 2018 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. It 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.
Specifically the Forest Strategy will:
- help to deliver the forest related elements of the Cairngorms National Park Partnership Plan 2018 – 2022;
- encourage new woodland creation that complements other land uses and the landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park;
- identify key issues and opportunities affecting forests, woodlands and trees in the Cairngorms National Park and provide policy guidance;
- assist in the appraisal of funding applications for woodland creation;
- promote awareness of the value of encouraging more woodland creation in the Cairngorms National Park and encourage greater collaboration between agencies, the forest industry, landowners, land managers and communities.