In 200 years, it will stretch over 160 square km at the heart of Scotland’s Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. This unique landscape-scale project is one of the most significant native woodland projects in the UK for a generation. It is also the UK's newest and largest National Nature Reserve.
The project has brought together Forestry Commission Scotland, Woodland Trust Scotland and RSPB Scotland with multi-national company BP to achieve a shared vision for the area.
This is a ‘forest in the making’: over 160 square kilometres where habitats are being restored to create a continuous area managed for the benefit of wildlife and people.
For many people, a ‘forest’ conjures images of fairly dense trees, but a native Scottish forest is made up of wooded and more open areas. It is this ‘mosaic‘ of habitats which invertebrates, mammals, birds and other wildlife need to thrive.