The Economic and Social Benefits of Native Woods

Carried out by: Community Woodlands Association

Summary Description:

The project will work with 4 Scottish community woodland groups who own or manage native woodlands to develop a suite of case studies which identify and showcase the economic and social benefits delivered by current and planned management operations.

In addition to highlighting the specific benefits of native woodlands for their respective communities, the project is intended to:

  • facilitate greater awareness of the potential economic and social benefits of native woodland management;
  • increase understanding of the role and value of community woodlands amongst decision-makers across a wide range of agendas;
  • provide effective promotional tools for the community woodland sector, increasing individuals’ awareness of the value of both woodlands and community ownership.

Timescale: 2022-2023

SFT Funds Awarded: £7,474

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