Upland Ecology and Upland Forestry are trading names of Upland Forestry Ltd (SC 651034). We provide a full range of professional consultancy and contracting services relevant to the ecology and sustainable management of semi-natural habitats, native woodlands and multi-purpose forests – focusing in particular on ancient woodland restoration, native woodland expansion and establishment, peatland restoration, habitat survey, monitoring and mapping.

Our expertise is focused on the upland habitats and land-use systems which are found extensively throughout Scotland and elsewhere in the British Isles and abroad.


Gary Servant – Director

BSc (Hons) Aberdeen University

Gary has been involved in the UK forestry and ecology sector since 1998 with a particular focus on native woodlands in Scotland. He has been based in Lochaber since 2003 and since then has delivered over 350 contracts for a wide variety of clients, as well as helping to establish two local community development charities.

Gary’s specialisms

  • Scotland’s Atlantic rainforests and native Caledonian pine forests
  • PAWS and ancient woodland restoration
  • Forest plans, woodland management plans and native woodland creation
  • Rural development forestry and the Community Asset Transfer process
  • Upland habitats and the National Vegetation Classification (NVC)
  • Site suitability for native woodland expansion and woodland creation
  • Monitoring deer impacts on upland habitats, and in particular use of the Woodland Grazing Toolbox to monitor impacts on native woodland habitats.
  • Wildfire impacts and wildfire risk assessment in relation to upland habitats and native woodlands
  • Peatland restoration – especially forest-to-bog restoration projects
  • Site-condition monitoring of woodland, wetland and upland habitats.

Other roles

  • Associate Member – Native Woods Cooperative (Scotland) Ltd
  • Trustee of Arkaig Community Forest SCIO
  • Trustee of Achnacarry Bunarkaig and Clunes Community Group SCIO

Contact us to discuss your requirements at any time!

Gary Servant – Mobile: 07834 515383 Email: gary@uplandecology.co.uk