All options are closed.
All the options have been closed to new applicants since 1st October 2012 with the exception of SMF Restructuring Felling. This Option is now closed under the 2014 transitional arrangements.
UK Forestry Standard
Ongoing approval process flowchart
Sustainable Management of Forests
Sustainable Management of Forests - Native Woodland Option
SMF Restructuring Felling and WIG Restructuring Regeneration OptionsGuidance on applying for SMF Restructuring Felling and WIG Restructuring Regeneration (PDF 24k)
Guidance on the eligibility rules for this RDC option.
Woodland Grazing Toolbox
Key species conservation
These notes describe how to use the range of SRDP options available to support the conservation of key species, focussing on woodlands and adjacent areas.
- Download support for juniper conservation (PDF 181k)
- Download pearl-bordered fritillary technical guidance (PDF 58k)
- Download chequered skipper technical guidance (PDF 53k)
- Download red squirrel technical guidance (PDF 48k).
Species Action Notes
Notes that summarise the action to help conserve six key woodland species in Scotland, both in private woodlands and on the national forest estate.
See the Species Action Note page.
Open habitat restoration guidance
Guidance to help those considering Rural Priorities (RP) applications for the permanent removal of areas of woodland to improve biodiversity by creating or restoring open ground habitats.