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Dallas Land Management Plan (LMP) area is located 10 km south east of Forres, Moray. The plan area includes the Hill of Wangie, Gallow Hill, Hillockhead and Mill Buie.

The purpose of the plan is to outline felling and thinning proposals over 20 years with the first 10 years in detail along with restocking proposals for the whole plan area.

Analysis of the available information has led to the following objectives for the Dallas LMP area: 

  • The management of the woodland to produce a sustainable crop of quality timber suitable for the local processing mills
  • Manage deep peat areas to maximise their carbon sequestration and storage potential.Improving the condition of Kellas Oakwood SSSI area so it moves towards being classified in favourable condition
  • Work with the mountain bike trail users to facilitate the use of trails that do not significantly impede the management of the forest
  • Maintain the riparian zones to minimise any potential impact on the downstream Potentially Vulnerable Area (PVA) and maintain the watercourses in “good” ecological status
  • Manage the Hillockhead plantation to gradually restore it to its ancient woodland character

The plan has been approved and is now active, it is scheduled to be renewed in December 2032.

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