Working to build an invaluable database of information about Scotland’s native woodlands
News from Forest Research: February 2008
Five new surveyors have joined Forest Research’s Technical Services Unit to carry out field work for the Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (NWSS). These new surveyors will join the existing team who are currently scouring the hills and glens using state-of-the-art equipment to map and record key information on all areas of native woodland in Scotland of greater than 0.5 ha.
The survey, which started in November 2006, is a six-year project being carried out by Forestry Commission Scotland, Forest Research and InforTerra Limited, a company specialising in geo-spatial data. When finished, the work will form an invaluable database of information about Scotland’s native woodlands to guide future management of this resource.