We have a very detailed forestry management plan for Rothiemurchus. To access this document (2MB) click here. With support from Forestry Commission Scotland a revised forest plan will be prepared for the period 2016-2035. For all of you who have an interest in and enjoy the forest, we welcome your input, either online (until 21st May) or at a meeting to be held at the Cairngorm Hotel in Aviemore on 5th May 2015 (formal meeting 2-4pm, drop-in 6-8pm). We are not preparing to change the objectives set out in the current forest plan, so we would welcome your comments under the following themes:
- Are the objectives appropriate?
- Are there any other issues or opportunities and constraints we need to take account of?
- If you use the forest, what do you use it for, how and when?
- Why is the forest important to you?
- Do you have any specific suggestions for the management of the woodlands?
The principle maps that accompany the Forest Plan can be seen by selecting the links below but if you wish to see additional maps, please email Piers Voysey.
Forest area (map 1 LTFP eligible area)
Concept Map (page 1 & page 2)
Forest Habitat network (page 1 & page 2)
Archaeology (page 1 & page 2)
Felling plan 2016-35 (page 1, page 2 & page 3)
Restocking plan (page 1 & page 2)
Forest roads (page 1 & page 2)
Recreation map (page 1 & page 2)
Photographic Monitoring Locations - a series of photographs at different locations illustrating changes in the forest over time, since 1994 for some locations.
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).
We participate in the work of Cairngorm, Rothiemurchus and Glenmore Group (CRAGG) and its management strategy which the estate follows can be seen by contacting Alph McGregor. Management is also guided by the National Park Partnership Plan 2012-17.