Future Woodlands Scotland is funding and supporting scientific research connected to new native woodland. Funding is available for biodiversity and carbon related research and other collaborative studies which enhance the charities objects. The research can take a long term view employing a range of scientific techniques and expertise.
There is an annual programme which grants up to £10k towards projects or research in Scotland which:
- Measure woodland biodiversity changes in native woods.
- Explore and measure the contribution of native woodland to carbon sequestration.
- Explore and measure the benefits of the expansion of native woodland to society.
- Raise awareness of the contribution of native woodland to sustainable development.
- Increase understanding of the contribution of native woodland to carbon mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
- Raise awareness of the contribution which sustainable management of native woods can make to environmental improvement, conservation of the natural heritage or the economic vitality of communities.
- Encourage communication and collaboration among parties interested in achieving the any of the above.