FGS WIG Habitats and Species - New Natural Regeneration - Options

Scotland’s woodlands and forests are a vital national resource and play an important role in rural development and sustainable land use.

As well as helping to reduce the impacts of climate change and providing timber for industry, our forests enhance and protect the environment and provide opportunities for public enjoyment.

The Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) will support: - the creation of new woodlands, contributing towards the Scottish Government target of 12,000 hectares of new woodlands per year - the sustainable management of existing woodlands

Woodland Improvement Grant – Habitats and Species

This option provides support for capital work that will benefit a range of priority habitats and species, as defined in the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy and European Directives.

This option is aimed at:

  • Improving the condition of native woodlands and restoring Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites to native woodland
  • Restoration or conservation of non-woodland habitats (such as lowland raised bogs and blanket bogs) that are present within the internal boundary of the woodland
  • Species associated with woodland edge (such as the pearl-bordered fritillary)
  • Woodland Designed Landscapes

This dataset shows areas approved for New Natural Regeneration Establishment under the FGS Habitats and Species option.

This item is for the successful establishment of natural regeneration of native tree species on open ground within or around the woodland edge where there are prospects of regeneration occurring, and where the successful establishment of native trees meets the objectives of the Woodland Improvement Grant – Habitats and Species option as detailed in supporting information.

More details can be found on the webpage below: https://www.ruralpayments.org/topics/all-schemes/forestry-grant-scheme/woodland-improvement-grant/habitats-and-species/

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Last Updated October 11, 2023, 12:07 (UTC)
Created April 14, 2022, 04:37 (UTC)