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 England’s piblic forests says:
“We believe that public ownership of the Public Forest Estate must be secured, through new legislation. The rich cultural, historical and natural diversity of our forests and woods, and full access to them, is best protected under the continued stewardship of the Forestry Commission, fully resourced to sustainably manage and expand our multi-purpose Public Forest Estate now and in the future.”