Shaping the future of forestry

This week Sylva Foundation published the long-awaited report for the British Woodlands Survey 2017: Shaping the Future of Forestry. It’s been a labour of love working alongside my fellow authors. We were victims of our own success in attracting such a fantastic response from so many people across Britain: 1,630 stakeholders took part, representing one-fifth… Read More

Resilience requires Awareness and Courage

Over the last few months I’ve been working with colleagues from across the forestry sector on a major report presenting data from a survey about awareness, activities and aspirations to environmental change among woodland owners and managers, and forestry professionals. The report demonstrates that private forestry holds the balance of power in meeting the challenges of… Read More

Our Forests responds to IPF report

Our Forests has issued a short response to the Independent Panel on Forestry’s report issued earlier today. Robin Maynard, coordinator, Our Forests said, “The Panel’s report offers reassurance on many, but not all, of the concerns of Our Forests and the many grassroots campaigners and forest community groups who stood up for their patch of… Read More

Independent Panel on Forestry report published

The much heralded report by the Independent Panel on Forestry on the future of forestry in England was released this morning. It is anticipated that the Government will take until January 2013 to consider the Panel’s recommendations and that the suspension on sales of public forests will be extended until it publishes its response. Caroline… Read More

Our Forests online poster to share

Our Forests has created a poster to be shared online to promote grassroot’s demands to Government concerning the future of England’s forests. With the announcement from the Independent Panel on Forestry just 36 hours away, here’s a chance to remind everyone why the issue is so important. Right click and select Save As to download… Read More

Our Forests campaign posters

Our Forests has produced a series of posters free for anyone to use in publicising the issues critical in securing the people’s vision for the future of woods and forests in England. The posters reiterate and emphasize our six simple demands for Government: Our woods & forests protected forever! National support for a national resource… Read More

Early Day Motion in Parliament concerning the future of England’s public forests

An Early Day Motion (or EDM) has been tabled by Caroline Lucas MP today at UK parliament, calling for a debate on the future of England’s public forests based on the grass roots statement co-ordinated by Our Forests. The EDM can be accessed here. The statement from grass roots organisations concerned about the future of… Read More