This guidance is aimed at the owners and managers of conifer woodlands over 100 ha in size which have been planted primarily for timber production. It demonstrates ways in which the ‘diversity’ requirements of the revised UK Forest Standard and the accompanying suite of Forest Guidelines can be put into practice.
This document is a joint statement on climate change between The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Forestry Commission Scotland (now Scottish Forestry) and Historic Scotland.
This study identifies and measures the wider social, environmental and local economic benefits of Woodland Carbon Code projects in the UK, also referred to as ‘co-benefits’. The need to assess the co-benefits or wider effects of carbon emissions reduction strategies is highlighted in the Paris Climate Change agreement. It aims to provide evidence on how action to tackle climate change can help deliver other policy objectives.
This climate change programme develops the commitments made in the Scottish Forestry Strategy which, since its publication in 2006 has given strong emphasis to the role of Scotland’s forests in mitigating, and responding to, climate change.
This guide explains the factors to consider when seeking felling approval from us for forestry on a peatland habitat.
This note advises land managers how to locate native woodland expansion in order to help to develop habitat networks and deliver Scottish Forestry Strategy targets.
This document outlines the establishment process for energy forestry exemplar trials.
This report, carried out by ClimateXchange, identifies future options for the operation of carbon markets in the UK which could recognise the potential carbon contribution of UK forests. The report reviews current mechanisms for administering the flow of carbon credits, details options for the development of future carbon markets and highlights barriers to those options.
This Research Note provides an initial synopsis of the likely impacts of climate change, with preliminary recommendations to support development of a climate change action plan for forestry in Scotland.
An overview of how your flock and business can benefit from forestry grants.
This document lays out the Scottish Government’s thinking on how woodland expansion can best increase the delivery of public benefits from Scotland’s land.
This review outlines the options for maximising the role of the national forest estate to help mitigate climate change.
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