Woodland grazing toolbox

Woodland grazing toolbox

3.3 Key habitat features

This section of your plan identifies any known features of biodiversity and/or cultural heritage interest in each of the habitat types identified in your woodland.

Features may include:

  • Scarce plant communities (e.g. species-rich assemblages of lower plants)

  • Key species for biodiversity such as the six key woodland species highlighted in the Scottish Forestry Strategy and the Biodiversity Action Plan priority species of plants, invertebrates, birds and mammals.

  • Archaeological sites

Information may be available from previous woodland surveys.

If the key feature relates to a specific part of your woodland area, mark its location on your habitat map. In your woodland grazing plan, list the key features in column 3 of Table 3a for woodland habitat or Table 3b for open ground habitat.

Further information on archaeological sites