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Sustainable Management of Forests

There are no Sustainable Management of Forests options open to new applications under the 2014 transitional arrangements.
 

The options

RP22501A Sustainable Management of Forests - native woodlands - Option closed.

For woodland areas under active management that require work to maintain or bring them towards a favourable condition.

RP22501B Sustainable Management of Forests - LISS - Option closed.

For woodland areas under active management and where it is appropriate to use low-impact silvicultural systems (LISS).

RP22501C Sustainable Management of Forests - Public access - Option closed.

For woodland areas that have a high level of access and recreational use and that require associated environmental management

RP22501D Sustainable Management of Forests - Restructuring felling - Option closed.

For even-aged woodland areas that are to be restructured through tree felling and re-planting.

RP22501E Sustainable Management of Forests - Livestock Removal - Option closed.

For native woodland areas where livestock removal is required to bring the woodland into a favourable condition

RP22501F Sustainable Management of Forests - Woodland Grazing - Option closed.

For native woodland areas where controlled livestock grazing will enhance biodiversity and ecological condition

Funding for Options

You cannot apply for all SMF options on the same area of land. Only some of the options can be funded with each other.

The table below shows which combinations are possible. A cross indicates that the combination is possible; shaded combinations are not possible.

SMF Option

Native Woodlands

LISS

Public Access

Restructuring felling

Livestock Removal

Woodland Grazing

Native Woodlands

   

X

 

X

X

LISS

   

X

     

Public Access

X

X

 

X

X

 

Restructuring felling

   

X

     

Livestock Removal

X

 

X

     

Woodland Grazing

X

         

 

 

Rates of support

 

 

Sustainable Management of Forests

Options

Rate per hectare per year

Period of payment

RP22051A Native Woodlands

£28

Up to 10 years*

RP22501B LISS

£28

Up to 10 years*

RP22501C Public Access

£28

Up to 10 years*

RP22501D Restructuring felling

£130

For 4 years after felling

RP22501E Livestock Removal

£41

Up to 10 years*

RP22501F Woodland Grazing

£87

Up to 5 years

 

 

* We will provide support subject to a Review at Year 5