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Save Hopwas Woods by Alvecote Wood owner Sarah Walters

25.10.2014

Sarah Walters owns and manages Alvecote in Tamworth with her husband Stephen. This year they won the Royal Forestry Society’s award for Best Small Woodland in England. Today Sarah popped into local Hopwas Wood to photograph the deep beauty of this precious ancient woodland under threat from quarrying.  Please sign this petition started by the Save […]

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Access all areas? by Sarah Walters

31.03.2011

Sarah Walters, Alvecote Wood, shares her thoughts on the effects of public access to her private woodland.

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Why Biodiversity Offsetting is a Flawed Concept

13.06.2014

by Hen, SoW Nature not for Sale counter forum, Regents Park Hub, June 2nd 2014 The forum was well attended and each of the eight speakers had fascinating perspectives of biodiversity offsetting and it’s potential impacts on our ecological and cultural communities. I’m going to write about each of the presentations on SoW to give you an insight […]

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JOIN US! Nature is NOT for Sale Biodiversity Offsetting counter forum – 2nd June, Regent’s Park Hub, London

20.05.2014

  Invitation (Re-blogged from naturenotforsale.org)   The UK government appears hell-bent on pushing through biodiversity offsetting – which will allow wildlife and habitats to be destroyed across the country, so long as it is ‘replaced’ elsewhere. The policy is inherently flawed: biodiversity offsetting ignores the difficulties in recreating ecosystems, it overlooks the uniqueness of different habitats, […]

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Chainsaw Training with Phil Dunford

14.05.2013

Small woodland owner Sarah Walters of Alvecote Wood shares her experience on Phil Dunford’s chainsaw course.

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Government Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement and response to Independent Forestry Panel Report. Is it really good news, and what are they actually going to do?

05.02.2013

Sarah picks apart the Governments response to the Forestry Panel, with some insightful commentary

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Who will fight for nature in future?

23.01.2013

Independence of the charitable sector is under threat, so who IS going to fight for nature? Asks Sarah Walters of Alvecote Wood

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British Woodlands 2012, Report of Conference on December 11th

14.12.2012

British Woodlands 2012 was organised by the Sylva Foundation, and held at the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. The aim was to hear voices from owners of small woodlands – the people on the ground who own or manage the smaller woods that form the majority of woodland in England.

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Making Connections – A Photography Exhibition in the Woods

21.09.2012

Sarah Walters of Alvecote Wood and the Small Woodland Owners Group shares with SoW her breathtaking photography exhibition, held in the most beautiful gallery there is; her woodland, Alvcote Wood

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What does the NPPF mean for small woodland owners?

05.08.2011

Draft National Planning Policy Framework. What does it mean for small woodland owners and how you can respond to the consultation

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