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Aims and Objectives


Sherwood Pines Forest Park strives to be a centre of excellence by managing the landscape, visitor facilities and timber-producing woodland in a co-ordinated and sustainable way for the benefit of wildlife, visitors, local business and staff.

Aim - Quality of Life


  1. Encourage and enable a diverse range of people to access the woodlands.
  2. Offer lifelong learning opportunities that meet the needs of current and new audiences.
  3. Continue to develop an attractive and inspiring woodland environment.

Aim - Economic Sustainability


  1. Maximise revenue from the existing timber resource and continue investment in productive crops.
  2. Provide an income from visitor services and facilities that enables us to continue managing them in a sustainable way.
  3. Promote sustainable development opportunities, whilst seeking to support local economy and employment.

Aim - Sustainable Management


  1. Pursue a policy of diversification of tree species and silvicultural systems to provide maximum marketing opportunities and to mitigate against climate change and other environmental factors.
  2. Help to minimise impacts of climate change through awareness raising and education
  3. Pursue a policy of protecting, and sustainably managing priority habitats and species. 
Last updated: 14th April 2016

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.