Abbreviations

A

AFOCEL
Association Forêt-Cellulose (Association of Forest Cellulose - France)
ASNW
Ancient semi-natural woodland
ASSI
Area of Special Scientific Interest - the Northern Ireland equivalent of SSSI

B

BBSRC
Biological Sciences Research Council

C

CCF
Continuouse cover forestry
CHABOS
Committee of Heads of Agricultural and Biological Organisations Scotland
CONFOR
Confederation of Forest Industries

D

DARDNI
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland
Dbh
Diameter at breast height
DCLG
Department for Communities and Local Government - formerly Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM)
Defra
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DEFS
Department for Education and Skills
DTI
Department for Trade and Industry

E

EARsel
European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories
ECS
Energy Crop Scheme
ECTF
Edinburgh Centre for Tropical Forests
ERDP
England Rural Development Programme
EFI
European Forest Institute
EPPO
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation
EU
European Union
EUFORGEN
European Forest Genetic Resource Programme
EWIG
English Woodland Industries Group

F

FAO
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation
FASTCo
Forest and Safety Training Company
FC
Forestry Commission
FCA
Forestry Contracting Association
FE
Forest Enterprise
FERIC
Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada
FIMICI
Forest Intensive Monitoring Co-ordination Institute
FNETARF
La Fédération nationale des entrepreneurs de travaux agricoles ruraux et forestiers (National Federation of Rural Agricultural Working Businessmen and Foresters - France)
FNR
Forest Nature Reserve
FR
Forest Research
FRA
Forest Resources Assessment
FS
Northern Ireland Forest Service - an agency of DARDNI
FTA
Forest and Timber Association - now amalgamated with CONFOR
FWPS
Farm Woodland Premium Scheme

G

GIS
Geographic Information System

H

Ha
Hectare (2.471 acres)
HSE
Health and Safety Executive

I

ICF
Institute of Chartered Foresters
ICP
International Co-operative Programme
INRA
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
IUFRO
International Union of Forest Research Organisations

K

KWF
Kuratorium für Waldarbeit und Forsttechnik (Institution for Forest Operations & Forest Engineering - Germany)

L

LiDAR
Light detection and ranging
LIS
Low-impact silviculture

N

NERC
National Environment Research Council
NGO
Non-government organisation(s)
NIWL
National Institute for Working Life (Sweden)
NIWT
National Inventory of Woodland and Trees
NNR
National Nature Reserve
NT
National Trust
NTS
National Trust for Scotland
NVC
National Vegetation Classification

O

ODPM
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister - now Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
ONS
Office for National Statistics
OSNW
Other (not ancient) semi-natural woodland

P

PAWS
Plantation on an ancient woodland site

Q

QfF
Qualifizierungsfonds Forstwirtschaft (Qualification Fund Forestry - Germany)

R

RFS
Royal Forestry Society
RSPB
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

S

SAC
Special Area of Conservation
SECCP
South East Climate Change Partnership
SEERAD
Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department
SGGW
Szkola Glówna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego (Warsaw Agricultural University)
SkogForsk
Norwegian Forest Research Institute
SLU
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
SPA
Special Protection Area
SRC
Short rotation coppice (e.g. willow or poplar)
SSSI
Site of special scientific interest (the equivalent designation in Northern Ireland is ASSI)

T

TFRG
Tropical Forest Resource Group

U

UKFPA
United Kingdom Forest Products Association
UNECE
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UKWAS
UK Woodland Assurance Standard

W

WAG
Welsh Government
WGS
Woodland Grant Scheme
wrme
Wood raw material equivalent