The Hambleton and Howardian Hills Partnership, Cultural and Natural Development Opportunity (CAN DO) is a collective of organisations and agencies with a common vision, to develop an area of landscape, cultural heritage and biodiversity excellence for the benefit of the communities who live in it.
The area is unique for the high level of woodland cover which is close to the recognised “wildlife optimum of 30%" including the highest concentration of ancient woodland in the region. The Forestry Commission is working with Natural England, North York Moors National Park and the Howardian Hills AONB to support and maintain this priceless woodland heritage.
For more information contact our Native Woodland Development Officer, Mark Antcliff on 01439 770657 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the key partnerships which has developed since 2005 has been with Doncaster Primary Care Trust and the Forestry Commission. Through this partnership we have been working to deliver a variety of health based activities to local green spaces, such as Green Gym and Buggyfit within the Doncaster Borough.
The HEYwoods initiative aims to increase woodland cover and to improve the management of existing trees, woods and associated habitats in the City of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire (East Riding). Hull and the East Riding has only 2.6% woodland cover and this is dramatically less than the national average of 8.4%.
Created by a partnership comprising of English Partnership, Groundwork, the Forestry Commission, and the Environment Agency, the Land Trust is improving the environment and quality of life for communities by providing long-term sustainable management of public spaces across England.
Across South Yorkshire, the Forestry Commission manages woodlands owned by the Land Trust for your benefit.
The South Yorkshire Forest Partnership is part of the National Community Forest Programme. It brings public, private and community organisations together to realise major environmental and economic regeneration, transforming the region’s post industrial landscape into accessible, sustainable, community-focused opportunities for health, recreation, cultural, educational, social and economic activity.
When the former open cast land at Upper Woodhead Farm came up for sale South Yorkshire Forest Partnership and the Forestry Commission saw an opportunity to create a fantastic resource for the people in the surrounding communities. Funding from Yorkshire Forward and European Objective 1 has been used to transform the former open cast site which spans 59 hectares, into a community green space - improving the environment and providing a healthy recreation resource for the people of Wombwell and the surrounding villages.
White Rose Forest is working across West Yorkshire and the wider Leeds City Region to create a better place to live and work. Supported by the local authorities and the Forestry Commission as well as other government and voluntary organisations, it is promoting the understanding and practice of green infrastructure.
The partnership priorities include derelict land, major transport corridors and gateway sites, as well as street trees to promote urban and rural renewal.
A partnership based organisation that works with all parts of the forest industry to improve the sector’s contribution towards sustainable rural development in the Yorkshire and The Humber Region. The initiative aims to do this through a programme of awareness raising, training, advice and facilitation.
Slowing the Flow in Pickering Project
The Slowing the Flow at Pickering Project is an on-going partnership project in the Pickering and Sinnington areas whose aim is to demonstrate how land management can help to reduce the risk of flooding and also bring other benefits for water quality, wildlife and soil protection. Forest Research is leading the project in partnership with Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Natural England, North York Moors National Park Authority and other supporting partners.
Further details on the project can be found at www.forestresearch.gov.uk/slowingtheflow
Contact us: Forestry Commission, Yorkshire and The Humber Region, Room G34, Foss House, Kings Pool, 1 - 2 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PX