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In this section you will find documents that give detailed guidance on good water management in forests.
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 Jul 2016
The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (as amended). A practical guide to the regulations.
Version 7.4 July 2016
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 Jul 2013
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 Jan 2011
Forest Research Monograph 4
01 Nov 2010
Engineering in the water environment: good practice guide for River Crossings
01 Dec 2005
Best practice can minimise the risk of environmental damage during harvesting operations on soft ground. This may increase operational costs but can be justified by the need to protect soils and prevent erosion and subsequent siltation within watercourses. The selection of preventive rather than ‘first aid’ methods should be encouraged.