October 5, 2010

Clyde and Avon Valley Woodlands Strategy and Action Plan

North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire
Integrated Habitat Network, Woodland Creation
CSGN Development Fund
Lead Partners:
Central Scotland Forest Trust

Project background

Central Scotland Forest Trust received £11,216 to develop a Clyde and Avon Valleys Woodlands Strategy and Action Plan to support the second stage of a Heritage Lottery Funding Landscape Partnership bid to secure £2M for the area. The report includes: a Woodland Inventory providing a baseline for the woods and linear tree features in the study area; a Woodland Action Plan identifying areas for woodland creation, expansion and management; and a Framework for monitoring and evaluating progress over the next 5 years. Thirteen core priority areas have been identified, including 44 potential sites which overall could result in 650 ha of new woodland, 850 ha of expansion woodland around existing woods and 2150 ha of woodland management. Whilst the HLF Stage Two bid is progressed, a consultant has been engaged to identify landowners willing to have work carried out on their land.

Funding Details:

Year Fund Value
2010 CSGN Development Fund 15,570


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