July 2011

The public’s woods and forests – who met who, when, to talk about what…?

29.07.2011

Our Forests has put in a Freedom of Information [1] request to find out which organisations and/or other bodies have had or are having any discussions with officials as to the possibility of their taking on the ownership and management of any of England’s public woods and forests, as part of the Government’s stalled ‘disposal’ plans for the public forest estate.

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The Woodland Trust response to the Forestry Panels ‘Call for Views’

27.07.2011

The Woodland Trusts response to the Forestry Panels Call for Views. Published exclusively on SoW.

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National Planning Policy Framework – What about OUR WOODS?!

26.07.2011

The government has published it’s draft National Planning Policy Framework. Pip Howard explains what the reality will be for our woodlands and what the word ‘sustainable’ really means…

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Carry on Kielder! The Forestry Panel visits Kielder on Monday

22.07.2011

The Forestry Panel visits Kielder Forest on Monday 25th July. Owen Adams Tells us about Carry on Kielder 30p Campaign to keep Kielder forest publicly owned!

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Our Forests; Briefing note 2 – Ancient Woodland on the Forestry Commission Public Forest Estate in England

22.07.2011

Our Forests publishes the facts surrounding the management of Ancient Woodland by the Forestry Commission.

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Rod Leslie responds to RSPB’s Conservation Director, Martin Harper

20.07.2011

In frustration at not being able to comment on Mark Harper’s (the new RSPB conservation director) blog about the future of our forests, Rod Leslie sent SoW what he would have liked to comment, had he been allowed!

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The Sounds of the Forests – A cry for help

17.07.2011

A cry for help: Protect the destruction of our Urban Forest

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What future for England’s public forests and woodlands?

16.07.2011

David Sulman of the UK Forest Products Association comments on the current situation.
What does the future hold for England’s public woodlands and forests?

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Our Forests meets in London – 12th July 2011

14.07.2011

Our Forests meeting 12th July 2011. The gloves are off!

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Thetford Forest Revisited

11.07.2011

Rod Leslie, co-author of ‘Birds & Forestry’ and retired head of policy at the Forestry Commission revisits Thetford Forest after almost 30yrs!

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The Ramblers response to the Forestry Panels ‘Call for Views’

07.07.2011

The Ramblers response to the Forestry Panels Call for Views. Published exclusively on SoW.

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Whose Forest? Event at Coleford, Forest of Dean

05.07.2011

On Saturday July 9, from 11am to 5pm, the Coleford Festival of Words (in association with HOOF) presents at the Forest of Dean town’s Baptist Church (in Newland Street) a showcase of HOOF so far

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Our new countdown begins today – SAVE OUR FORESTS!

01.07.2011

There are just 31 days left to submit your views to the Forestry Panel on the future direction of England’s forests and woodlands…

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