Care and management of the woodlands on Rothiemurchus is guided by a comprehensive forestry plan. With support from Forestry Commission Scotland a newly revised forest plan for 2016-2035 is now on the public register and is open for comment until 5th February 2016. To download the forestry plan (6MB), click here. Text with yellow highlights indicates the significant revisions to the 2006-2015 forestry plan.
To understand the thinking behind the forest plan it is helpful to read “The forest, its ecology and future management” by Dr Phil Ratcliffe and reproduced here from “Rothiemurchus – Nature and People on a Highland Estate 1500-2000” by T C Smout and R A Lambert (1999).