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Registry - Project Details
Scalpay West(ID: 103000000004406)
Forest Carbon Ltd
Scalpay extends to around 2400ha and has three areas of mature conifer woodland as well as some remnant native broadleaves. The Estate started a woodland expansion program in 2008 and the area of new forest now extends to almost 180ha. The intention is to plant/regenerate a similar area of land lying on the south west corner of the island. The project will contribute toward national woodland expansion targets as well as developing the habitat network on the island. A further positive aspect involves the ability of the forest to capture carbon.
Options: Woodland creation – native woodland planting
: Woodland creation – native woodland regeneration
A net planting area of around 80ha is to be established in a gross area of almost 180ha. The main woodland types will be W4,W18, W17 & W11b. Species will include Birch, Scots pine, Willow, Alder, Oak, Ash, Aspen and Hazel. As much as 25% of the new woodland will be set aside to provide for existing wildlife such as Sea eagles, Golden eagles, Hen harriers, Grouse and Otters.
The initial objective is to fulfil the terms and conditions of the SRDP contract following which the young woodland will be managed on a sustainable basis. The intention is to provide a perpetual forest habitat which will self-regenerate without the need for refencing
(deer) or significant intervention. A deer management plan will ensure that the herd remains in balance with both the wooded and open habitats.