Preparing a forest plan is often part of a Forestry Grant Scheme application. On this page you’ll find resources to help you. The guidance is broken down into general forest plan advice, crop data, landscape, archaeological survey and key species conservation.
- Management plan guidance – information about using the management plan template;
- Management plan template (without thinning) – must be submitted before any related Forestry Grant Scheme application;
- Management plan template (with thinning) – As above but includes application to thin over 10 years;
- Woodland owners and managers can map, store woodland information and create a management plan on the Scottish Forestry template using myForest;
- Long term forest plans applicant's guidance - gives information on scoping and how to prepare your forest plan;
- Design techniques for forest management planning – gives detailed information on the process of forest planning;
- Long term forest plan template A4 (MS Word 430KB) and Long term forest plan template A3 (MS Word 359KB) – these templates are available to help you complete your forest plan; and
- LTFP scoping document template A4 (MS Word 205KB)
- WIAT Plan Template
- Forest Plan Progress and Compliance Report 5 Year Review template
- Management Plan/WIAT Plan Progress and Compliance Report 5 Year Review template
Forest plan examples
Crop data for forest plans
This will contribute to the private sector timber production forecast. Use this spreadsheet to give your data:
- Forests & landscape information and advice - provides a summary and sources of information;
- Achieving diversity in Scotland's forest landscapes - gives advice and ideas to forest managers. You can select parts suitable for your forest to help meet you management goals
- Management of ancient wood pasture - provides an introduction to restoration and management of ancient wood pastures in Scotland. Aimed at land managers, advisers and staff involved in land management and grant assessment
- Conserving and managing trees and woodands in Scotland's designed landscapes - assists owners and managers in caring for all the tree components in designed landscapes.
Archaeological survey guidance
- The provision of archaeological information and advice in Scotland to meet the UKFS - Forest Plans and Management Plans must comply with the UK Forestry Standard and its guidelines. Where site sensitivities exist, like archaeology, you might need to undertake surveys.
Key species conservation
- Species action notes - summaries of action to conserve six key woodland species in Scotland.