Woodland Management Policy

Published: 28th June 2015

Our aim for wild land management is to encourage and facilitate natural ecological processes with minimum intervention (adopted March 2011)

For woodland management this means woodlands reaching their natural potential based on soil conditions, altitude and exposure, through natural regeneration without fencing, and in doing so ameliorating the impact of climate change. Where conditions are suitable for woodland but seed sources are no longer present, planting and protection may be needed to ‘kick-start’ the natural process.