S4M-05671: Forestry Commission Developments

That the Parliament commends Forestry Commission Scotland on its programme for 2013 in Fife and elsewhere in Scotland; understands that this includes the objective of seeking to identify ways to integrate farming and forestry with the aim of encouraging farmers to see woodlands as of benefit to their farm business and foresters to think about how new woodlands can be designed to reduce their impact on farming, and believes that its other objectives include creating 100,000 hectares of new woodland over the next 10 years, establishing a skills programme to tackle youth unemployment, developing renewable energy in the national forest estate and holding events in the Year of Natural Scotland 2013.

Supported by: Richard Lyle, Angus MacDonald, Kevin Stewart, Colin Beattie, David Torrance, Colin Keir, Sandra White, Nigel Don, Margaret McDougall

Date Lodged: 19/02/2013

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