Our diverse habitats

The National Forest Estate covers nearly 9% of Scotland’s total land area. But did you know that despite its name, less than two-thirds is actually forest?

It's made up of a rich tapestry of amazingly diverse habitats, from globally important native woodland and rare mountain scrub to thriving rivers and lochs.

Together, they help create an internationally renowned landscape that is not only great to look at but is also home to a wide variety of important and iconic wildlife.

We’re committed to enhancing or conserving these important habitats and to tackling the things that threaten them.

caledonian pine forest

Our key habitats