UBUSUNA – Exploring Life with Japan’s Forests

21.05.2013

film-making project to travel around Japan visiting, recording life in rural communities living in close proximity with the mountains & forests

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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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All about the Money

08.05.2013

Behind the debate on ownership of our national forests, the money question has always been there. How much should the forests cost the public purse ?

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Biodiversity offsetting in the UK one year on… it’s not looking good…

07.05.2013

UK’s Biodiversity Offset Pilot has nothing much to show for it. Not one of the six counties involved has made a single offset. This is disappointing for organisations such as the Environment Bank, for whom these pilots are core business, but for much of civil society, the failure is just a reminder that biodiversity offsetting is not the right approach to conserving our remaining natural spaces.

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Trading Places – biodiversity offsetting.

22.04.2013

With good design biodiversity could be increased on a development site. Biodiversity offsetting prevents this, it is selling your landscape, your place and you can’t say or do anything about it.

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THE FOREST OF DEAN UNDER THREAT ONCE MORE

22.04.2013

Up to 200 acres of woodland and wildlife sites in the
Statutory Forest are to be transfered/sold to the
Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC) by
the Forestry Commission for current and future
industrial and residential development by the FoDDC.

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A Springtime Adventure in the Woods

21.04.2013

The weather this past few days has brought the woodlands alive! Full of bird song and snufflings, bees, butterflies, flowers and bud burst. I’ve been exploring…

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My Favourite Woodland Photos in Celebration of International Day of Forests

21.03.2013

I love to take photos, lucky enough for me I get the chance to go out and about and see many beautiful trees. There might be a picture of my goats in there too, it’s not just because I love my goats it’s also because they’re foraging on their favourite tree, willow!

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Today is the FIRST International Day of Forests!

21.03.2013

All across the World people are celebrating the first International Day of Forests!

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A Day to Celebrate Trees and Forests

19.03.2013

International Day of Trees and Forests AND Tree of the Year!

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Suits don’t have Ears

17.03.2013

Segments of a lecture given by Landscape Research Groups’, Prof Peter Howard, touching on incorporating community landscapes into NGO/policy maker plans and biodiversity offsetting.

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How would you go about bringing 10,000 hectares of neglected wood back into management every year ?

13.03.2013

Rod Leslie asks the million dollar question.. Whatever the answer, the options should be tested against what is ultimately best for our forests

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Education in Land and Environment is Power – The Horticultural Student

06.03.2013

… my knowledge of everything that grows from the ground is my most valuable possession; I can’t believe I went without it before, and every day there are opportunities for me to put this knowledge to use.

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Looking Out for the rare Dwarf Birch

04.03.2013

What can we do to look out for the endangered, rare Dwarf Birch? by conservation biologist James Borrell

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The Wood Turner

26.02.2013

An evocative film by Elliott Forge. Yurt dweller, Leo Singleton turns a piece of wood into a beautiful bowl using a traditional foot powered lathe

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Tree Love Week – The Tree Love Story

17.02.2013

The inspiring Tree Love is coming to an end. Founder Bridget shares a round up of the weeks events…

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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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Government response to the Forestry Panel report – FCN Press Release

05.02.2013

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

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Government response to Forest Campaign – it’s a Victory, no doubt about it!

05.02.2013

Public Forest Estate – SECURED in public ownership (unclear if in perpetuity), 15% sales – STOPPED, Forestry Commission – given more freedom from Government, Funding – Huge concern, Structure – yet to be decided. Is it just a vote winner or is it actually useful?

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Middle Ground not No Mans Land

05.02.2013

There is opportunity offered in the government response and now policy to do so. It is up to the independent campaigners, including ourselves to keep these doors open.

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