Highland Rhododendron Project
Supporting land managers to tackle the spread of invasive non-native Rhododendron ponticum and promoting best practice in its removal.
Supporting the planning and creation of woodfuel supply chains and district heating schemes, working in partnership with a number of communities across the Highlands
Assessing the current state of Scotlands threatened Mountain Woodlands and involving you in working to restore this important habitat.
The MAKE-IT-BE project is aimed at delivering agendas for bio-energy promotion in 4 EU Regions (Austria, Italy, Slovenia and UK) by developing and applying decision-making tools that assist in extensively identifying, evaluating and initiating bio-energy chains.
Promoting renewable heat in the North of Scotland and developing and providing a public advice service beginning early in 2010.
The East Sutherland Woodlands project will add biodiversity, recreation, economic and tourism value to local woodlands by jointly working with local communities to promote, market and deliver relevant projects and encouraging those who live, work and visit the area to use East Sutherland’s woodlands.
Highland Birchwoods have been actively involved in encouraging the development of local woodfuel markets at the small and medium scale for several years, and have managed several projects in this area.
PELLETime is a collaboration between partners in the northern periphery, with the overall aim to produce a package of tools to enable SMEs to design a sustainable pellet supply chain. That enables local renewable energy resources to be used and to support the energy, self-sufficiency of the regions.
Developing the Scots Pine Resource is a three year Northern Periphery Project, involving partners in Scotland, Sweden, Norway and Finland that aims to encourage greater use of Scots pine in higher value end uses.
Regional Woodland Parks
Bringing together all the many natural and cultural heritage assets in an area in the context of woodland and forestry
An international project aiming to increase the use of biomass for energy production
Northern Periphery Programme funded project managed by Highland Birchwoods with partners in Scotland, Iceland and Finland. Northern WoodHeat aims to set up small and medium scale woodfuel supply chains optimising benefits to local communities.
Increasing the contribution of forestry to rural development
and assisting communities achieve greater social, economic and environmental benefits by participating in forestry.
Improving the breeding success and halting the decline of populations of Scottish capercaillie
Providing the necessary positive management for three types of woodland – Atlantic Oakwoods, Alder Floodplain Woods and Mixed Gorge Woodland.
Encouraging new native woodland planting to create links between existing forest habitat networks in Highland region.