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11th November 2016

Biosphere considers future of Scottish Forestry

The Sottish Government recently consulted on the future of forestry in Scotland and invited responses to plans for the devolution of forestry. The Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere recognises the important economic contribution of forestry to southwest Scotland but has concerns that a new Forestry Division within the Scottish Government may lead to the loss of the existing regional approach to management and regulation. The Biosphere is also keen to see the Government consider the wider impacts of forestry on local communities, wildlife, water and carbon storage as well as for recreation and tourism.

See the full response from Biosphere here.

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