A land management plan details how we intend to manage an area of the land. Usually the area covered by a plan is a forest or woodland, but it will often also include open areas.

These plans are put together in accordance with current policy and place a strong emphasis on delivering social, economic and environmental benefits for Scotland. They cover a period of ten years, but also outline the longer term plans for the area beyond the ten year period.

Consultations

All of the National Forest Estate's woodlands are independently certified as sustainably managed under the UK Woodland Assurance Standard. Keeping people informed of management proposals affecting their local woodlands is an important part of maintaining this certification.

When a land management plan for an area is in development we gather views from a range of different stakeholders, particularly local communities. This helps us to develop the plan and balance and prioritise the sometimes competing objectives.

The draft plans are published here so that they are available for anyone who is interested, and we invite comments and feedback.

Active plans

When the plan has been through consultation it is submitted to the relevant Forestry Commission Scotland conservancy for formal approval. At this time the plan is placed on the Forestry Commission public register where it remains available for comment for 28 days. Once approved, the final plans are put in to action. 

Note: All of our forthcoming plans will be published online, but older plans - that were approved before 2016 - will not be available online until they are up for renewal. You can still obtain information about these and any plans for National Forest Estate land by contacting the local Forest District office.

Subcategories

A land management plan is a document that details how we are planning to manage an area of the National Forest Estate. Usually the area covered by a plan is a forest or woodland, but it will often also include areas of open land.

These plans are put together in accordance with current policy and place a strong emphasis on delivering social, economic and environmental benefits. They cover a period of ten years, but also outline the longer term plans for the land beyond the ten year period.

Consultations

Forest Districts mapAll of the National Forest Estate's woodlands are independently certified as sustainably managed under the UK Woodland Assurance Standard. Keeping people informed of management proposals affecting their local woodlands is an important part of maintaining this certification.

When we develop a land management plan we gather views from a range of different stakeholders, particularly local communities. This helps us to develop the plan and balance and prioritise the sometimes competing objectives.

The plans are ordered by their Forest District (see map), but you can also order them alphabetically by clicking on 'Title'.

Current consultations

Our current consultations are listed below by name and local Forest District.

We welcome your opinions, feedback and questions. You will find the contact details of the relevant forest planner in each consultation page.

Forest Districts mapA land management plan details how we intend to manage a specified area of the National Forest Estate over a period of ten years.

After public consultation and approval, land management plans are put into action by our local Forest District teams (see map). 

 

Active plans

Recently approved and active plans are available below. You can sort the plans by name or Forest District (refer to the map to find the relevant district area).

Note that plans that were approved prior to Summer 2015 will not be available online until they are up for renewal. You can obtain information about these and any plans for National Forest Estate land by contacting the local Forest District office.