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In this section you will find documents that give detailed guidance on good water management in forests.
04 Jul 2019
New FC Practice Guide. Due to guidance differences, in regard to General Binding Rules the Forestry & Water Scotland Know the Rules booklet and Keep Your Distance vehicle sticker should be followed at all times in Scotland.
04 Feb 2019
Guidance for using insecticides in forestry to manage the large pine weevil and protect the water environment’
03 Sep 2018
Guidance on protecting private water supplies during forestry activities
15 Jan 2018
Practical guidance to help forest managers identify GWDTEs and assess whether woodland creation operations would damage them.
01 Dec 2017
This document provides guidance on the Management of Forestry Waste, in particular, the circumstances in which SEPA would expect waste legislation to apply to materials arising from forestry operations.
01 Sep 2017
Updated version of the UK Forestry Standard (2017). Now available as online flick-through version or for download.
This guidance outlines precautions that Scottish Water would like to see met when forestry activities are undertaken in source water catchments and areas that contain public drinking water infrastructure (assets).
01 May 2015
The benefits of woodland for water are increasingly being recognised and influencing approaches to woodland creation. This publication was produced by Confor and Forest Research.
01 Jan 2014
A Forestry Commission Practice Guide.
01 Jan 2011
Forest Research Monograph 4