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Forestry Commission England

On 7 November 2017, Ministers made an important announcement about the future of the Forestry Commission. You can read the Written Ministerial Statement from Forestry Minister Therese Coffey, which outlines these changes.

Forestry Commission England is recognised and respected as an international leader in sustainable forestry. Our reputation has been built on our expertise and our ability to achieve results that benefit people's lives.

These benefits include the unique public forest estate. Here, millions of visitors enjoy a wide range of recreational activities by exploring woodlands on foot, cycle and horseback or even getting high up in the tree canopy to enjoy some totally different views. As well as timber forests we successfully manage native woodlands and other important habitats for wildlife and conservation such as heathlands and bogs. But more than this, our work is also increasingly benefiting people through improvements to their environments – close to where they live and where they work.

In achieving all these benefits we work with many partners – as a facilitator, as an enabler, and through our English Woodland Grant Scheme, as a funder.