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What we do

SNH's work is about caring for the natural heritage, enabling people to enjoy it, helping people to understand and appreciate it, and supporting those who manage it.

Our aspiration is for the natural heritage to be used and managed sustainably. Our Natural Heritage Futures documents set out a vision for what Scotland's natural heritage could be like in 2025, and how that could be achieved. Moving towards that vision will require action by a wide range of organisations and individuals. 

We have published our Corporate Plan for 2012-15 and our Business Plan for 2013-14 .

We recently refreshed our existing corporate strategy to better reflect changing priorities. Strategy and Priorities 2012-2015 explains how SNH's work contributes to the Government's objectives, and includes statements on how our work has a major positive impact on the country's economy and on people's health and well-being.

Like many other public bodies SNH is significantly smaller in terms of budgets and staffing that it was a few years ago. At the same time, the demand for our services continues to increase. Nature and landscapes remain vital assets for wealth creation and the wellbeing of Scotland's people, and play a central role in Minister's ambitions for Scotland. Indeed the significance of these assets has become better understood over the last few years.

To meet the challenge and ensure we maintain, or even better increase our contribution to public value we need to look at some new thinking and be prepared to change some of our long standing approaches. To help our thinking, we asked the Royal Society of Arts to provide SNH and SEPA with their view of what transformational change in public services could look like from an environmental perspective. This report external site is the result. It looks widely at relationships between people and place to inform its recommendations.

Strategy and Priorities 2012 to 2015.  İSNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Strategy and Priorities 2012 to 2015

Here we have summarised our ambitions for Scotland's natural assets, highlighting how we will work with others to achieve them

Great Glen House, SNH HQ building, Inverness._İLorne Gill/SNH_For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Delivering a high quality public service

Maintaining an efficient, responsive and environmentally responsible organisation which provides value and satisfaction for customers

View north over Loch Lomond from Conic Hill - View north over Loch Lomond from Conic Hil.  İLorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Natural heritage futures

Our Natural Heritage Futures documents set out a vision for what Scotland's natural heritage could be like in 2025, and how that could be achieved.



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