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    This interactive map service contains a suite of Forestry Commission Scotland Grants & Regulations data layers (please see the Associated Resources list below). The layers can be switched on and off independently of each other. Forestry Commission Scotland would like to thank Scottish Natural Heritage for their co-operation in hosting this web service on behalf of FCS. PLEASE NOTE: In order to upload this Web Map Service into desktop GIS (eg. ESRI's ArcGIS), copy and paste the 'OnLine Resource' URL shown below up to, and including the '?'. ie:- https://cagmap.snh.gov.uk/arcgis/services/fcs_grants_and_regulations/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS

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    This interactive map service contains the following Forestry Commission Scotland administrative boundaries: - FC Conservancy boundaries - FC Forest District boundaries - Woodlands In & Around Towns (WIAT) - Central Scotland Green Network boundary (CSGN) The layers can be switched on and off independently of each other. Please note that the Conservancy and Forest District boundaries have both been generalised in order to speed screen refresh response time. Forestry Commission Scotland would like to thank Scottish Natural Heritage for their co-operation in hosting this web service on behalf of FCS. PLEASE NOTE: In order to upload this Web Map Service into desktop GIS (eg. ESRI's ArcGIS), copy and paste the 'OnLine Resource' URL shown below up to, and including the '?'. ie:- https://cagmap.snh.gov.uk/arcgis/services/fcs_admin_boundaries/MapServer/WMSServer?

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    This interactive map service contains the following Forestry Commission Scotland inventory and survey data layers:- - Native Woodland - Integrated Habitat Network - National Forest Inventory (NFI) - Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (NWSS) - Caledonian Pinewood Inventory (CP) - Pinewood Zone - Forest Reproductive Materials (FRM) - Regions of Provenance The layers can be switched on and off independently of each other. Forestry Commission Scotland would like to thank Scottish Natural Heritage for their co-operation in hosting this web service on behalf of FCS. PLEASE NOTE: In order to upload this Web Map Service into desktop GIS (eg. ESRI's ArcGIS), copy and paste the 'OnLine Resource' URL shown below up to, and including the '?'. ie:- https://cagmap.snh.gov.uk/arcgis/services/fcs_inventories_and_surveys/MapServer/WMSServer?

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    The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) will change the face of Central Scotland, by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east.

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    Woodland Creation forms part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014 - 2020. The SRDP delivers Pillar 2 of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Utilising some £1,326m of European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development funding, plus Scottish Government match funding, it funds economic, environmental and social measures for the benefit of rural Scotland. The SRDP is co-funded by the European Commission and the Scottish Government and reflects the 6 EU Rural Development Priorities. The programme also reflects the Scottish Government National Policy Framework (NPF). The aim of the Forestry Grant Scheme woodland creation category is to support the creation of new woodlands that will provide a range of economic, environmental and social benefits which include: - delivery of the Scottish Government target to extend woodland cover by an additional 100,000 hectares over the period of 2012-2022 - climate change mitigation by tackling greenhouse gas emissions through carbon sequestration - restoration of lost habitats through developing forest habitat networks - underpinning a sustainable forest industry by providing a reliable timber supply - protecting the soil and water environment - providing community benefits through public access - enhancing urban areas and improving landscapes - supporting rural development through local businesses and farm diversification A fundamental consideration when creating new woodland is whether or not the tree species is appropriate to the site. You should carry out an appropriate site based assessment of soil and vegetation to match species choice with the particular site. Forestry Commission 'Ecological Site Classification' (ESC) decision support system helps guide forest managers and planners to select ecologically suited species to sites. ESC considers: windiness; temperature; moisture; continentality; soil moisture and soil nutrients. This helps to determine suitability of the chosen species to the site and identifies it as: poor; marginal; suitable or very suitable. In order to be considered for SRDP grant support the overall suitability for your chosen species must be either 'very suitable' or 'suitable'. As an initial first step in determining suitability, the polygons in this dataset represent the climatic suitability of the chosen tree species to the site. Climatic suitability, based on ESC uses the following climatic site factors: - Accumulated temperature - Moisture deficit - Exposure (Detailed Aspect Method Scoring [DAMS]) - Continentality NOTE: This datasets does NOT take into account any soils information. Any application that is identified on the map as being either 'unsuitable' or 'marginal' may still be considered - but only if you clearly demonstrate that the site is 'suitable' for the chosen species of tree (for example where there is localised shelter in an otherwise exposed location). The woodland creation category has nine options and the associated aims are: - 'Conifer' To create conifer woodlands on land that is suitable for timber production and that is accessible for timber transport (including links to suitable public roads). This option is principally aimed at planting Sitka spruce. - 'Diverse Conifer' To create conifer woodlands on land that is suitable for timber production and that is accessible for timber transport (including links to suitable public roads). This option is aimed at planting conifer species other than Sitka spruce. - 'Broadleaves' To create broadleaved woodlands on land that is suitable for sawn and prime timber and that is accessible for timber transport (including links to suitable public roads). - 'Native Scots Pine' To create or expand native pinewood priority habitat (NVC) W18 - 'Native Upland Birch' The creation of native upland birch woodland of the National Vegetation Classification (NVC) W4: Downy Birch with Purple Moor Grass on shallow peaty soils. - 'Native Broadleaves' To create native broadleaved priority woodland habitats of the following National Vegetation Classification (NVC) types: W6 Alder with Stinging Nettle W7 Alder-Ash with Yellow Pimpernel W8 Ash, Field maple with Stinging Nettle W9 Ash, Rowan with Dogs Mercury W10 Oak (penduculate) with Bluebell Hyacinth W11 Oak (sessile), Downy Birch with Bluebell/wild Hyacinth W16 Oak, Birch W17 Oak (sessile), Downy Birch with Bilberry/Blaeberry - 'Native Low Density Broadleaves' To create specific native woodland or scrub habitats; including areas of ecotones for black grouse, treeline woodlands, juniper and other forms of scrub woodland and wood pasture systems. Normally associated with other woodland habitats in a transitional situation (eg. transition onto open hill: Black Grouse; Montane Scrub). - 'Small or Farm Woodland' To create small scale mixed broadleaved and conifer woodlands on farms and other rural land. - 'Native Broadleaves in Northern & Western Isles' To create native woodlands that contributes to the Orkney, Shetland or Western Isles woodland strategies. DATASET ATTRIBUTES: - Suitability - ie. 'Very Suitable', 'Suitable', 'Marginal', 'Unsuitable' or 'Inland Water'

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    This interactive map service contains the following Forestry Commission National Forest Estate data layers:- - National Forest Estate - Recreation Points - National Forest Estate - Recreation Routes - National Forest Estate - Recreation Areas - National Forest Estate - Roads - National Forest Estate - Bridges - National Forest Estate - Sub-compartments - National Forest Estate - Ownership - National Forest Estate - Legal Boundary - Galloway Dark Skies Park The layers can be switched on and off independently of each other. Forestry Commission Scotland would like to thank Scottish Natural Heritage for their co-operation in hosting this web service on behalf of FCS. PLEASE NOTE: In order to upload this Web Map Service into desktop GIS (eg. ESRI's ArcGIS), copy and paste the 'OnLine Resource' URL shown below up to, and including the '?'. ie:- https://cagmap.snh.gov.uk/arcgis/services/fcs_national_forest_estate/MapServer/WMSServer?