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Strategies relevant to Forests and People, one of a series of seven Guidelines that support The UK Forestry Standard (UKFS).


  • The natural choice: securing the value of nature (2011). HM Government.
  • Natural environment framework - a living Wales. Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff.
  • The following bodies take the lead on the development of strategies and policies to promote public access and enjoyment of the countryside.

    Natural England –
    Scottish Natural Heritage –
    Natural Resources Wales –
    Northern Ireland Environment Agency –

  • National Parks across the UK have policies and strategies for public access and community engagement (many Local Authorities also have access strategies) -

Forestry related

  • The Scottish forestry strategy (2006). Forestry Commission Scotland, Edinburgh.
  • Woodlands for Wales: the Welsh Assembly Government’s strategy for woodlands and trees (2009). Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff.
  • Northern Ireland forestry. A strategy for sustainability and growth (2006). Northern Ireland Forest Service, Belfast.
  • A strategy to develop the recreational and social use of our forests (2009). Northern Ireland Forest Service, Belfast.