Crianlarich land management plan consultation
The Crianlarich Land Management Plan area (PDF 758KB) consists of two forest blocks to the south and east of the village. The northern and western boundaries are defined by the A82 and A85 trunk roads, while the south and east is open land rising to several peaks over 3000 feet elevation. The total area is 1379ha of which 653ha (47%) is woodland. The woodlands are dominated by commercial Sitka spruce plantation and all other species amount to only 25% of the area of that species. A process of restructuring aimed at increasing both age and species diversity has been ongoing for the past 10 to 15 years and a key objective of the new plan is to continue this process: in particular to restore ancient woodland sites that have been planted with non-native conifer.
Timber production using non-native species will remain an important part of management in Crianlarich but there are a number of other key issues that will be addressed. These include taking into account the visibility and landscape setting of the woodlands, protection and possible expansion of key habitats and designated sites and protection of heritage features. A list of key aspirations can be found in the draft objectives (PDF 102KB).
Work on the plan began in January 2018 and a consultation exercise was completed in March 2018. Analysis and drafting of proposals is ongoing and the plan will now be submitted for approval in March 2019.
Land management plan draft information and documents
NB. Any maps or text showing or describing proposals are in draft format and are subject to change before the plan is submitted to FCS.
- Draft objectives (PDF 102KB) - key aspirations of the plan.
- Location map (PDF 680KB) - shows the location and context of the plan area.
- Draft management zones (PDF 889KB) - indicates key management objectives
- Draft management (PDF 1027KB) - proposed felling sequence
- Draft future habitats (PDF 912KB) - long term aspiration of species distribution
Get in touch
If you would like further information or have any questions about this plan, please contact:
Forestry and Land Scotland