Forestry Commission Wales sets out its direction

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14 MAY 2010NEWS RELEASE No: 13593

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Forestry Commission Wales has published its Corporate Plan – Our purpose and direction 2010-2013 – which sets out the organisation’s ongoing work and specific activities for the next three years.

The Corporate Plan, which is updated and published each year, represents FC Wales’s response to the challenges and ambitions of the Welsh Assembly Government’s Woodlands for Wales strategy.

Grouped under four themes – Responding to climate change; Woodlands for People; Developing a competitive and integrated forest sector; and Improving environmental quality – activities are built around ten wide-ranging programmes.

Activities for the coming year include working towards the Welsh Assembly Government's target to create 100,000 hectares of new woodland over the next 20 years; publishing guidance on increasing the diversity of woodlands; and extending FC Wales’s influence on trees in urban areas.

The updated version uses the same format as the 2009-2010 Corporate Plan and also highlights what was achieved in 2009-10.

This means that FC Wales’s recent achievements and ongoing work can be read about in one document.

The full Corporate Plan and a short summary leaflet can be downloaded here. A hardcopy of the summary leaflet is available from: 0300 068 0300. Copies in other formats are also available on request.


Forestry Commission Wales

About 14% of Wales is covered by woodlands. Of this, 38% (126,000 hectares/311,000 acres) is owned by the Welsh Assembly Government.

Forestry Commission Wales is the Welsh Assembly Government’s department of forestry and manages these woodlands on its behalf.

Forestry Commission Wales provides advice on forestry policy to the Minister responsible for forestry. It provides grant aid to the private sector and regulates forestry by issuing felling licences.

Forestry Commission Wales is also part of Forestry Commission GB and contributes to the international forestry agenda.

More information on the woodlands of Wales is available on

Press office contact: Mary Galliers,, 0300 068 0057.