Early man would have managed the forestry. There are papers on forest pastures in ancient times.

Natural Forestry development is also of interest
Vegetation history, human impact and climate change during prehistory : an island perspective of the isles of Tiree, Coll and north-west Mull - PhD

Charcoal was a vital economic product for the woodland around the lochs several centuries ago.. and would have reached a height when the Iron Furnaces were developed, first at GlenKinglass, and then Bonawe, Taynuilt in the latter part of the 1700-1799's.

The King's Forest, Black Mount up in Glen Etive was a nationally important deer forest, run as part of the Breadalbane estate.

Doogan, Brian(2004) A social and economic history of the Blackmount Deer Forest, Argyllshire, 1815-1900. PhD thesis. 404 pages This paper has great insight to the running and even some of the names of people involved in the forestry of the Blackmount Forestry.

In the 1900's forestry was once again an important part of our local land use.
Much of that planted is currently being felled; the changes in our landscape are profound, if temporary as ground is re-planted.

Forestry buildings and communities are scattered around the parish : for example - Achacha : North Connel

Lands of Barcaldine Estate were sold in the 1920's to the Forestry Commission - History of Barcaldine Forest 1924 - 1951 by Forestry Commission

Modern forestry Management plan

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