Friday, 6 April 2012

Our forests: a vision for England's public woods and forests

 Our Forests is an ambitious and forward-looking report on the future of England's woods and forests (in an English context I'm more comfortable with 'woodland' as a descriptor rather than 'forests' but that's a bit pedantic).

The report has been produced by the Our Forests campaign group following the furore over the proposal to sell-off part of the national forestry estate; headline proposals include:

  • A new ‘Domesday Forest’ of more than 1 billion trees;
  • All our public woods distanced from the control of ‘Big Government’ and given full and lasting protection for ‘Big Society’;
  • A new, independent, publicly accountable body, ‘Forests for England’, with the resources and authority to lead on implementing this vision.
 The group are looking for comments on the report through the 38 Degrees blog site.

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