The Crianlarich Land Management Plan area (PDF 758KB) consists of two forest blocks to the south and east of the village. The northern and western boundaries are defined by the A82 and A85 trunk roads, while the south and east is open land rising to several peaks over 3000 feet elevation. The total area is 1379ha of which 653ha (47%) is woodland. The woodlands are dominated by commercial Sitka spruce plantation and all other species amount to only 25% of the area of that species. A process of restructuring aimed at increasing both age and species diversity has been ongoing for the past 10 to 15 years and a key objective of the new plan is to continue this process: in particular to restore ancient woodland sites that have been planted with non-native conifer.

Timber production using non-native species will remain an important part of management in Crianlarich but there are a number of other key issues that will be addressed. These include taking into account the visibility and landscape setting of the woodlands, protection and possible expansion of key habitats and designated sites and protection of heritage features. A list of key aspirations can be found in the draft objectives (PDF 102KB).

Crianlarich

Timeline

  • January 2018 - work began on revision of Crianlarich LMP. Internal consultation and information gathering.
  • Early February 2018 - external consultation.
  • Early March 2018 - consultation closes.
  • March 2018 - analysis of information and consultation feedback. Drafting of maps and text.
  • April 2018 - final draft and submission to Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) for approval.
  • April/May 2018 - final consultation when plan will be on Public Register for 28 days.
  • June/July - revisions and final approval.
  • August 2018 - active plan published on Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) web site.

Land management plan draft information and documents

NB. Any maps or text showing or describing proposals are in draft format and are subject to change before the plan is submitted to FCS.

More information will be posted as the plan develops.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this plan you can contact us at:

Steve Murphy
Cowal and Trossachs Forest District
Aberfoyle
Stirling
FK8 3UX

0300 067 6600
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