Forest Campaigns Network (FCN)

The Forest Campaigns Network (FCN) is a country-wide alliance of grassroots campaigns and forest user groups, formed on February 28th, 2011.

* Please scroll down to find all press releases, comment and publications from the Forest Campaigns Network (FCN).

FCN members:

Friends of the Lake District

Friends of Thetford Forest

Hands Off Our Forest (HOOF – Forest of Dean)

Keep Our Forests Public

One Voice – New Forest

Our Forests

Save Cannock Chase

Friends of Chopwell Wood

Save Delamere Forest

Save Lakelands Forests

Save Our Woods

Save Sandlings Forest

South West Surrey Save our Woods

Berkshire Save our Woods

Save Kielder

Save Sherwood Forest


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Forest Campaigns Network disappointed that Queen’s Speech did not include bill to protect England’s Public Forests


  Members of the Forest Campaigns Network are disappointed and puzzled that the Queen’s Speech did not include a draft Forestry Bill.   The Government has squandered its final opportunity to introduce legislation to give lasting protection to the public woodlands of England, which are enjoyed by 40 million people annually. Our woodlands remain at […]

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Coalition of grassroots forest campaigners, forest industries and environmental NGOs call for Government to pass law to protect England’s Woodlands


The Forest Campaigns Network, Our Forests and Save Our Woods have joined voices with the Ramblers, Confor, Woodland Trust, The Wildlife Trusts and 38 Degrees to urge David Cameron to include the draft forestry legislation in the Queens speech on June 4th. This coalition of organisations gives voice to hundreds of thousands of people across England […]

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Government response to the Forestry Panel report – FCN Press Release


The Forests Campaigns Network welcomes the Governments response to the Forestry Panels’ report but has serious concerns on the detail

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Public Forest Estate – Open Letter to DEFRA & the Treasury from the Forests Campaigns Network


We are expecting the government to respond officially to the forestry panels report at the end of this month. In anticipation of this the Forest Campaigns Network has written an open letter to ministers Owen Paterson, David Heath and George Osborne

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Press Release: Forest Campaigns Network calls for United Action on Ash die-back tree disease


The FCN calls on ALL organisations – Government departments and agencies, forestry professionals and businesses, the horticultural industry, charities, forest groups and the public – to work together to fight this disease and protect one of our most treasured native species.

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Forest Campaigns Network (FCN) welcomes engagement for the Future of our Forests


FCN welcomes the engagement we have had with the DEFRA/FC working group to date and look forward to working with them further as part of the crucial process in determining how our woods and forests will sustainably deliver the triple bottom line (good for our economy, good for our communities and good for our environment).

We also look forward to welcoming the new team of environment ministers and extend our best wishes for their work in this important area of public policy.

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Meeting of forest campaigners and Lord Taylor, forestry minister – 2 July 2012


Statement from the forest campaign groups that attended a meeting at DEFRA with forest policy makers… or …How the meeting went!

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Public ready to rise up again if Government fails them over public woods & forests


In a survey carried out by Our Forests with 38 Degrees [1], just under 90% of those responding [2] said they would campaign against the Government [3] if their concerns about and hopes for England’s public woods and forests are not met [4].

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Forest Campaigns Network – Press release 04/03/11


New alliance of forest campaign groups calls for a proper say on the future of our public woods.

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