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Working with Others

We work with other government agencies and a wide range of partners in order to fulfil our aims of protecting, improving and expanding the South West’s woods and forests. Partners currently include the following organisations and projects:

Climate SouthWest  - helping the region adapt and prepare for a changing climate.

Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, and the 12 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the South West 

Deer Initiative  - for help and advice on managing deer in your woods contact John Stowers

Grown in Britain - Launched in 2013, to promote Britain’s wood culture.

Nature Improvement Areas – particularly Northern Devon NIA, and Wild Purbeck NIA

Renewable heat at Work - a collaboration of Devon based businesses and their customers working together to raise the profile of biomass heat.

SilviFuture – promoting awareness of less well known tree species now being grown which may help promote woodland resilience and adaptation to climate change.

SW Trees and Design Action Group – promoting the role of trees in sustainable green infrastructure

SW Woodland Wildlife Initiative – a collaboration between Forestry Commission, Natural England, RSPB and many other non-governmental organisations to improve management for woodland wildlife.

For further information please contact Deborah Elton in the first instance.

Ward Forester  - encouraging more woodland management in Devon, based on geographic clusters of interest.

Woodland Renaissance - Woodland Renaissance is a partnership of private and public enterprises, working to regenerate woodland and forestry in the South West to increase the number of jobs in the sector and the amount of local timber used. The Partnership is managed by the Silvanus Trust.

For further information about our Partnership work please contact Mark Prior or Deborah Elton in the first instance.

Events and meetings

We arrange occasional events and seminars each year to inform woodland owners and managers of latest developments in topics such as tree health, changes to grant schemes, and woodland management initiatives and business opportunities.  Key presentations from these events can be viewed afterwards at

We also try to publicise relevant events run by other groups, such as Somerset Woodland Association, and the Blackdowns and East Devon Woodland Association

To be informed about such events, and developments regarding our grants and licences, email to subscribe to our occasional e-alerts and newsletters. We will not pass your contact details on to anyone else and you can ‘unsubscribe’ at any time.