Among the many partners in the Central Scotland Forest, CSCT plays the leading role. It has two main functions :
CSCT Staff receiving Investors In People award from Ian Livingstone, Chairman of Lanarkshire Development Agency
It carries out projects itself, planning and planting woodlands and creating and improving footpaths, bridleways, ponds, wildlife habitats and outdoor recreation facilities, in association with the land owners and other partners.
It researches and develops opportunities for progressing the Forest, especially by developing innovative new ways of achieving the Forest, finding sites for new woodlands, developing new partnerships and raising money to support the Forest.
CSCT can also buy land in order to:
Demonstrate particular strategies and opportunities;
Directly deliver woodlands and other facilities;
Restructure it to maximise opportunities for woodland establishment, woodland management, public recreation, nature conservation and, frequently, the continuation of farming in a truly multi-purpose landscape.
CSCT tree planting project
It is also working towards re-establishing a forest culture in the area, for example by helping farmers to acquire forestry and countryside recreation management skills, and by helping communities to contribute to the care of their local environment.
CSCT could not create the Forest on its own, so it works closely with a wide range of partner organisations, formal and informal.
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