Whilst all our habitat restoration work is taking place, continuous monitoring and assessment enables us to see what is working and what is not; and which species are benefiting. This information is then used to inform and adapt future land management decisions.

We regularly survey the areas where trees are regenerating naturally, to see whether the young trees are becoming established and how quickly.

Volunteers help us to count the numbers of some of our key wildlife species such as black grouse and pied flycatcher.

As part of Scottish Forest Alliance work, a long term study in to the amount of carbon which is locked up (sequestered) and how the newly forming ecosystem is functioning are being researched.