Loch Arkaig Pine Forest socio-economic baseline report: Management plan 2019-2024

Rosalind Bryce, Euan Bowditch, Jayne Glass

Research output: Book/Report/Policy BriefCommissioned reportpeer-review

Abstract

The aim of this study was to carry out a baseline socio-economic assessment of Loch Arkaig Pine Forest prior to a large scale restoration project. The Loch Arkaig Pine Forest restoration project is a partnership between the Woodland Trust and the local group Arkaig Community Forest. The project will restore one of the UK’s most significant but degraded Caledonian pinewood to native oak and pinewood. A set of socio-economic indicators was developed using literature sources. The indicators were then refined using a participatory mapping workshop with the Loch Arkaig community. Five categories of indicators were used: economic contribution; community engagement and partnership working; volunteering and skills development; well-being and cultural value; and wider ecosystem services benefits.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWoodland Trust Scotland
Commissioning bodyThe Woodland Trust
Number of pages79
Publication statusPrint publication - May 2019

Keywords

  • woodland restoration
  • conservation
  • partnership working
  • landscape scale
  • community engagement
  • socio-economic assessment
  • indicators

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