Have Your Say On Deer Management On Scotland’S National Forest Estate
Anyone interested in how deer are managed on Scotland’s National Forest Estate (NFE) is being invited to share their views with Forestry Commission Scotland.
Aimup Limited Apply To Nfls For Innerleithen Land
AIMUp Limited has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to lease approximately 250ha of land - part of Elibank and Traquair Forest - near Innerleithen.
Lochhead Gives Green Light To Tree Planting Report
All 24 recommendations of the Woodland Expansion Advisory Group’s report into future tree planting in Scotland have been accepted by Rural Affairs Secretary, Richard Lochhead.
A82 Management Strategy Consultation Responses Welcomed
Forestry Commission Scotland has thanked everyone who has taken the time to engage with its initial consultation on its long term harvesting programme for the A82 corridor.
Give Your Views On Ashton Fields
Visitors to Ashton Field in Farnworth will be able to give their views on the area and how they would like to see it improved. Rangers from the Forestry Commission, which manages the area in South Bolton are running a consultation day asking visitors to fill in questionnaires to get their views on the current site and suggestions for improvements.
Visitors To Haughmond Hill Asked To Give Their Views
The Forestry Commission is asking visitors to Haughmond Hill about how they use the woodland. Questionnaires will be handed out to people over the next six weeks which can be posted back free of charge or handed in to Pine Tops Cafe.
Countdown On To Refurb That Will Bring Dml Into 21St Century
Members of the public are invited to come along to David Marshal Lodge (DML) Visitor Centre to look over a display (6 -12 August) celebrating the Lodge’s history and legacy – and see how a much-needed refurbishment will take the lodge into the 21st century.
Have Your Say On Future Of Scotland’S National Forest Estate
Anyone interested in how Scotland’s National Forest Estate (NFE) is managed is being invited to share their views with Forestry Commission Scotland.
Have Your Say On Future Of Scotland’S National Forest Estate
The Commission has launched a public consultation seeking views on its draft ‘Strategic Directions for National Forest Estate 2012-2015’ document which outlines how the organisation proposes managing the NFE over the next three years.
Long Term Strategy For Forestry Operations In The A82 Corridor
Forestry Commission Scotland this week (Wednesday 6 June) embarked on the latest phase of consultation on its ten-year felling programme for the A82 corridor.
Tree Planting Meeting Planned In Newton St Boswells
A stakeholder meeting to be held in Newton St Boswells aims to gather views on how to take forward woodland expansion across Scotland.
Oban Meeting To Discuss Future Tree Planting
A stakeholder meeting in Oban aims to get views on how to take forward future woodland expansion across Scotland.
Inverness Meeting To Discuss Tree Planting
A stakeholder meeting to be held in Inverness aims to gather views on how to take forward woodland expansion across Scotland.
East Kilbride Meeting To Discuss Tree Planting
A stakeholder meeting to be held in East Kilbride aims to gather views on how to take forward woodland expansion across Scotland.
Huntly Meeting To Discuss Tree Planting
A stakeholder meeting to be held in Huntly aims to gather views on how to take forward woodland expansion across Scotland.
Dumfries Meeting To Discuss Tree Planting
A stakeholder meeting to be held in Dumfries aims to get views on how to take forward woodland expansion across Scotland.
Meetings Planned To Discuss Future Tree Planting
A series of stakeholder meetings across Scotland are planned for next February and March to get views on how to take forward woodland expansion.
Dangerous Bridge Closed
Forestry Commission Scotland’s team of bridge engineers is advising local residents and visitors to Glengarry that the bridge over the Allt na Cailliche has been closed.
A82 Operational Success - Thank You!
Forestry Commission Scotland has offered its thanks to the people of Fort Williams and surrounding communities for their understanding and support during the operation to remove the big rock.
A82 Operation Still On Track – Despite Surprises
Forestry Commission Scotland says that they are still on target for re-opening the 82 at Corran at 6am on Monday morning – despite uncovering an unexpected surprise.
Public Transport Schedules Adjusted For A82 Closure Weekend
Contingency plans for public transport in and around the Fort William area are being publicised ahead of the weekend closure (9-12 December) of a section of the A82.
A82 Closure – Business As Usual For Emergency Services.
The December weekend closure of the A82 near Corran Ferry point will not impact on the emergency services’ cover of the area.
Two Rubber Ducks To Help Bring Down ‘The Rock’
Two massive operations are underway to make sure that the controlled operation to bring down the rock at the Corran Ferry stretch of the A82 goes ahead on schedule and as smoothly as possible.
A82 Rock Operation To Close Road On 9 – 12 December
To ensure the safety of road users, the A82 south of Fort William will close for the weekend of 9-12 December to remove a potentially unstable rock.
Drop-In Days To Find Out More About A82 Rock Operation
Forestry Commission Scotland is holding two ‘drop-in’ days next week to give people a chance to find out more about the operation to remove the rock over the A82, to the south of Fort William.
'Early Warning Systems' In Place On A82 Rock
Forestry Commission Scotland has started monitoring the rock that they intend to bring down in a controlled operation in late November/early December.
Emergency Services Consulted Over Arrangements For Proposed Weekend Closure
Forestry Commission Scotland staff last week (Wednesday 28 September) met with the emergency services in the Lochaber area to discuss alternative arrangements for the proposed weekend closure of a section of the A82 in late November/early December.
Drop-In Day For Heathhall Woodland's Future
Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting local residents to have their say on the future of Heathhall Woodland on the edge of Dumfries.
Potential November Closure Of Section Of A82
Forestry Commission Scotland is urging transport companies, tour operators, haulage contractors and all other road users to be aware of a proposed closure of the A82 south of Fort William in late November / early December.
Consent Granted For Threestoneburn Scheme, Near Wooler
The Forestry Commission has granted consent for a scheme by the Lilburn Estate at Threestoneburn Forest, near Wooler, Northumberland, that will restore open moorland, 232 hectares of upland bog and create 158 hectares of new native woodland while felling 567 hectares of mainly conifer trees.
Response To The Consultation Of The Public Forest Estate In England
The responses received to the consultation on the public forest estate have been analysed and published.
The Future Of Forestry In England
The consultation on the future of the Public Forest Estate in England is today being halted.
Temporary Suspension Of Spending Review Forestry Estate Sales
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Caroline Spelman, has today given a statement to Parliament on the spending review agreement to sell 15 per cent of the Public Forest Estate over the course of this parliament.
New Direction For England's Public Forest Estate
England’s best known historic forests will be protected for future generations under proposals announced by Caroline Spelman, Environment Secretary.
Task Force To Review Forestry Regulation
The membership and terms of reference of an independent task force to look at whether and how the regulatory burden on forest-based business in England can be reduced was announced today.
New Public Woodland For The Tweed Valley
Forestry Commission Scotland today announced that it has purchased part of Nether Horsburgh farm as part of its ongoing repositioning programme.
New Visitor Facilities Planned For Alice Holt Forest
The Forestry Commission is making plans and seeking funding for a new ecofriendly visitor centre at Alice Holt Forest on the Surrey Hampshire border just outside Farnham, Surrey.
New Policy On When To Convert Woods And Forests To Open Habitats In England
Defra and Forestry Commission England have announced a new policy that will increase important wildlife habitats and also recognises the important role of trees in storing carbon and providing other benefits.
Tree Planting Can Aid Farms As Well As Planet
The farming and forestry sectors are getting together to agree how best to tackle climate change.
Public Support For Forests Vital As Climate Change Bites, Forestry Chief Warns
The Earth needs its forests more than ever as climate change bites, but foresters must heed the needs of society if we are to realise their benefits, Britain’s top forester has warned.
Forestry Commission Renews Its Nine Regional Committees
Nine Regional Advisory Committees (RACs) who advise the Forestry Commission locally on how trees and woodlands can benefit the English regions have been renewed.
Views Wanted Over Galloway Bothies
Forestry Commission Scotland is looking for the views of hill walkers and the general public over the future use of two mountain bothies found in Galloway Forest Park.
Forestry Commission Scotland Invites Responses To Gaelic Language Plan
Forestry Commission Scotland is asking members of the public, partner agencies, groups and organisations to offer comment in its new Gaelic Language Plan.
Rspb Scotland Takes Advantage Of Nfls
RSPB Scotland has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase around 1705ha of the dyke and Forsinain plantations in North Sutherland.
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