Land-based business survey launched

25th May 2016

Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park Perthshire © Fergus Gill —2020 Vision
© Fergus Gill —2020 Vision

The Scottish Forum on Natural Capital has today launched a survey of Scottish landowners, farmers and land managers.

The management of land and the things we get from land is increasingly in the spotlight.  The pressure to deliver multiple outcomes from land management such as food and fibre production, natural flood management, better water quality, improved biodiversity and carbon storage is likely to increase in the coming years. Subsidy/incentive payments are increasingly likely to be linked to delivering these objectives. 

The “Nature of land-based business survey 2016”, launched today at the Scottish Land & Estates Spring Conference, is being carried out by the Scottish Forum, in partnership with Scottish Land & Estates and NFU Scotland. The survey aims to get a snapshot of landowners, farmers and other land managers’ experience of managing natural capital. The results will help the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, Scottish Land & Estates and NFU Scotland inform the Scottish Government about what land-based businesses already do to maintain and improve nature, and the type of help they will need going forward to be able to do more. 

The survey is specifically for landowners, farmers and other land managers' from across Scotland. The survey takes no more than 5 minutes to complete and will help us gather vital information, you will also have the opportunity to enter into a prize draw to win a case of 6 bottles of wine. 

The questionnaire has now closed.

Click here to register for updates to hear about the survey results.

Click here to find out more about land management and natural capital