This SEDA Land event on integrated land use could help shape the Scottish Government's delivery plan for its Third Land Use Strategy 2021-2026. SEDA will look at how Scotland might balance the competing needs of land for food production, timber for construction and bioproducts as an alternative to fossil fuels, at the  same time as allowing space for biodiversity, carbon sequestration and recreation.

Researchers from The James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen are leading efforts to advance the evidence-base for river woodland restoration in Scotland.  

Views are being sought by the Scottish Government on developing a new Natural Capital Market Framework.

Woodland Creation & Peatland Restoration: Opportunities

In this webinar, Rethink Carbon explore how the Rethink Platform uncovers financial and environmental land use opportunities in seconds. Focusing on woodland creation and peatland restoration in Scotland, our Rethink Carbon experts Zoë and Freddie will guide you through the journey of land use scoping, planning and collaboration in the Rethink Platform.

Forests and Landscapes Network - Can land use decision-making tools be effective?

Digital tools are promoted as a way to inform decisions about land use change for the mitigation of biodiversity loss and climate change. But there is still a lack of clarity about how these tools work and how they are used by decision makers, including land managers.

Grants to help support a wide range of environmental improvement projects have been given to communities across Scotland.  The money will enable local people to take a hands-on approach to improving their local environment by supporting a varied range of practical ideas. 

Deer management targets to protect and restore nature in key areas of Scotland have been met, thanks to long-term collaborative efforts from estates.

This winter, landowners and managers have been working hard to make progress in two areas where control agreements are in place – North Ross in the west and Caenlochan in the east.

The Chief Statistician for Scotland has released figures for Wildlife Crime in Scotland 2022. The statistics show that recorded wildlife crime was down by 7% from 308 offences in 2020-21 to 286 offences in 2021-22.

An ancient elm tree that has stood alone in Glen Affric for hundreds of years is now the guardian over a new generation of its species. Known as the Last Ent of Affric in homage to the tree-shepherds from Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the tree has been chosen to help in the fight against Dutch elm disease.