At the beginning of March, retired head of policy at the Forestry Commission, Rod Leslie, shared his seven-points for a vision of UK Forests for the Future.
Leslie has over 35 years in field management & conservation policy, and worked as the commission’s Private Forestry & Environment officer for the South and West of England. His book ‘Birds and Forestry‘ (co-authored with Mark Avery, RSPB Conservation director), is acclaimed as a step toward sustainable forestry planning.
In the coming weeks, SOW looks in more detail at each of his seven points:
- To resolve the future of our favourite National Forests forever by giving them ‘Inalienable to the Nation’ legal status parallel to equally iconic National Trust properties.
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