Forestry & Water Scotland

An initiative across the Scottish forestry sector to reduce diffuse pollution risk by improving forestry practice.


The Forestry & Water Scotland initiative brings together new and established resources to help forest owners, managers and practitioners follow good forestry practice to improve water management on their sites.

Good water management helps reduce diffuse pollution risks from forestry operations. In turn this benefits the forest environment and wider landscape, helps compliance with water regulations and the UK Forestry Standard, and plays a key part in managing a forest sustainably.

The initiative is supported by various organisations involved in Scotland’s forestry sector and by the Diffuse Pollution Management Advisory Group (DPMAG), a partnership that focuses on protecting and improving Scotland's water environment by reducing rural diffuse pollution.

This resource base was launched in January 2017 and will be kept updated.