Forest Operations and Wildlife in Scottish Forests
This note summarises current wildlife species protection law in Scotland in relation to forestry operations and gives general guidance on best practice to minimise adverse effects on protected species.
Anyone planning, permitting or carrying out forest operations or other activities in woodlands needs to be aware of their wildlife protection responsibilities. This note sets out the main species protection requirements facing woodland managers and general good practice principles to minimise disturbance and damage. It does not cover protected habitats.