The Scottish Forest Alliance (SFA) was a unique collaboration between BP, Forest Enterprise Scotland, RSPB Scotland and Woodland Trust Scotland. Between 2000 and 2011, the SFA established more than 10,000 hectares of new native woodland across fourteen sites.
Sustainable Forestry SCIO (now Future Woodlands Scotland) was founded by the SFA members to continue supporting ground breaking research. The SFA established methodologies for both biodiversity and carbon impacts of new native woodland and carried out baseline and phase one surveys.
A Grants programme runs annually to which organisations can apply for funds to assist with their research.
Future Woodlands Scotland promotes the research results and findings, in particular the potential to inform the current debate about how to tackle climate change mitigation and adaptation through research.
For more information about the Scottish Forest Alliance