Native Woodland Targets and Forest Habitat Networks in Scotland
This report has used modelling methods to estimate the potential contribution which could be made to the various native woodland targets in Scotland (expansion, restoration, condition improvement) by focussing action in habitat networks based around existing high conservation value woods.
This report includes:
- Maps of potential habitat network areas based around woods of probable high conservation value, showing the potential native woodland types
- Network model options are included to allow targeting within broad networks suited to widely dispersing species (moderate biodiversity gain) and narrower networks that are more suited to slow-colonising species (high biodiversity gain)
- FCS (now SF) Conservancy breakdowns of estimated potential areas within the networks for each priority woodland type and each target type
- Potential conservancy shares of the national HAP targets for 2005-2015, based on the conservancy share of the estimated national total potential areas for each priority woodland type