Policy

Minister for Environment Paul Wheelhouse (right) with Project Manager Graeme Dalby, discussing the efficacy of moorland management techniques on Langholm MoorWithin Scotland there is a very active debate on biodiversity, climate change, natural capital and land management.

As part of the Trust’s UK-wide research, advisory and policy work, we examine and develop positions with regard to species, habitats and land management particular to Scotland. We therefore engage closely with our members, the Scottish Government, its agencies and other stakeholders to bring forward policies that enshrine the Trust’s commitment to conservation through wise use.

A significant component of our current work is focused on establishing a clear position for post-Brexit farming, recognising the need to balance production with sound environmental benefits. Equally, we are engaged in assessing and defining policy in respect of species reintroductions, sustainable moorland management and a range of other issues specific to Scotland.

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