The Letter Land Management Plan area (PDF 1.1MB) lies close to the village of Port of Menteith in Stirlingshire. It covers about 344ha in a prominent position on the southern slopes of the Menteith Hills overlooking the Forth valley.

The plan area sits at the boundary of the rich farmland of the Forth Valley and the rough grazing of the higher hills. Coniferous trees, dominated by Sitka spruce, were first planted in the 1960s; other species included larch, grand fir and lodgepole pine. A process of diversifying both age and species structure has been ongoing over the last 15 years. A number of habitat types are found in the area, including open water and bog, remnants of ancient woodland and heather moorland. A number of important bird and animal species are able to utilise these habitats.

Key objectives of the plan are to maintain timber production whilst delivering a range of other environmental and social benefits. In particular it is proposed to expand the area of broadleaved species and manage much of this productively. There will also be expansion of native woodland and there are proposals to improve the wetland habitats.

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Timeline

The revised plan has been finalised and sent to Forestry Commission Scotland for approval. FCS have reviewed the plan and it has been put on the public register where it will remain until 22nd March 2018. Whilst on the register stakeholders will be asked for final comments on the proposals. LMP text, maps and visualisations, to be used for the consultation, can be found at the links below. A summary of how species composition will change can also be found at the relevant link. Following consultation FCS may ask Forest Enterprise Scotland to make changes to the plan and, once this has been done to their satisfaction, it will be approved.

Land management plan text, maps and visualisations 

Text

Draft Maps

Visualisations

Species Diversity

Contacts:

During the consultation period any responses and issues relating to the plan proposals should be addressed to:

Forestry Commission Scotland
Perth and Argyll Conservancy

Upper Battleby
Redgorton
Perth
PH1 3EN

tel: 0300 067 6005
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Any other queries on this or other land management plans, in Cowal and Trossachs Forest District, should be sent to:

Cowal and Trossachs Forest District
Aberfoyle
Stirling
FK8 3UX

tel: 0300 067 6600
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