The Great Trossachs Forest project main aim is to create a forest landscape large enough to include a range of habitats and a diversity of wildlife.

The project will create around 4,400 hectares  (44km2) of native woodland. It will create an area of 16,650 hectares (166km2) of forest and open ground containing a mix of habitats, returning ecosystems which have been damaged by over-grazing and human exploitation to a more natural state.

Climate change is altering the natural balance, restricting the areas which are suitable for many native species of birds, insects and plants. Creating large areas of high quality habitat like this helps these species to adapt in the face of climate change.