Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (NWSS) Completed and Available

The Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (NWSS) was carried out between 2006 and 2014 in order to establish for the first time an authoritative baseline picture of Scotland’s native and nearly-native woodlands, along with plantations on ancient woodland sites.

The results of the Scotland-wide survey were released in full earlier this month. Summary reports for individual local authorities, both national parks and the Central Scotland Green Network can also be downloaded.

The data will be of interest to planners concerned with, for example, preparing development plans requiring a detailed knowledge of the local resource, informing habitat network and green network plans, identifying priority areas for woodland expansion and/or protection from unsuitable development as well as preparing and implementing local biodiversity action plans.

NWSS website features summary reports, interactive native woodland maps and GIS data downloads
For more information or guidance please contact the NWSS team

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