It is no longer enough to just work to protect what is here now. We must proactively and vigorously re-build and restore a richer nature that will continue to yield us and our world benefits for long into the future.
Future Nature is guided by a long-term vision, matched to the Scottish Government objectives, to end the decline and ensure the restoration of nature.
Our Vision text Our Vision
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is a resilient nature-rich National Park, where abundant wildlife and a healthy natural environment provide a wealth of benefits through an extensive, well-connected living network.
Our Objectives text Objective 1 Objective 2
Reverse the decline in nature in Loch Lomond
& The Trossachs National Park by 2030 latest.
Ensure the widespread restoration of nature
across the National Park by 2040.
Our Outcomes text To allow us to monitor progress towards this long-term vision we have broken it down (A resilient, nature-rich National Park with abundant wildlife and a healthy natural environment) Outcome 1 (Providing a wealth of benefits) Outcome 2 (An extensive well-connected living network) Outcome 3
into three elements – defined by three key outcomes:
The status of habitats is improved and the abundance of the species that live there is increased
Economic and social conditions are developed that reward the valuation and active restoration of nature and deliver benefits for local communities, businesses (particularly land-use businesses) and visitors
Habitats and species are connected on a landscape-scale. People and communities feel connected to nature and empowered as part of a resilient, sustainable network
To allow us to monitor progress towards this long-term vision we have broken it down
(A resilient, nature-rich National Park with abundant wildlife and a healthy natural environment)
(Providing a wealth of benefits)
(An extensive well-connected living network)
Existing and past land uses have all shaped the iconic landscape and views which are such a critical part of why people love our National Park. As we seek ambitious nature restoration across the National Park – this too will impact and continue the long evolution of our iconic landscape.
For the Future Nature Route Map, we developed scenarios of what some areas of the Park might look like if we achieve the Future Nature vision. These are scenarios only, not images of real places in the Park and not detailed proposals for specific locations.
This visualisation shows a mix of sustainable land uses and recreation.
These visualisations aim to demonstrate, and inspire discussion on, the complicated and delicate balance we will need to strike to deliver a vision that is good for nature, delivers our climate commitments and creates a thriving green economy and visitor destination.