Over the 200 year project lifetime, the landscape will be transformed, returning heavily grazed land and plantation forestry to a more natural and dynamic mix of habitats.

New native woodland is being created, with planting of oak, alder, ash, birch, willow, hazel, juniper and Scots pine in planned locations, and regeneration of native species encouraged in others. Along with the existing woodlands, this will result in a landscape-scale forest, containing a range of woodland types each with its own character. The nature of these woodlands depends on the altitude, climate and soil conditions and will expand and contract naturally over time.