‘From zero to hundreds in 18 years: community forestry in a devolved Britain’

15th July 2008: 1600-1800

What was the event?

This seminar was hosted by the Social and Economic Research Group of Forest Research and the International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC) within the 2008 ‘Governing shared resources: connecting local experience to global challenges’ international conference.

Speakers examined the current practice of community forestry in GB within the policy contexts of the different countries, addressing questions such as the different meanings of community forestry and its role in changing governance.

A plenary discussion, lead by Anna Lawrence, Head of the Social and Economic Research Group of Forest Research teased out the issues, successes and potential futures for community forestry in Great Britain.

Speakers were:

  • Bob Frost, Community Development Policy Advisor, Forestry Commission Scotland
  • Barbara Anglezarke, Cydcoed Programme Manager, Forestry Commission Wales
  • Paul Nolan, Director, The Mersey Forest, England.

Who was the event suitable for?

Policy makers, practitioners and academics.

Where did the event take place?

Park Campus
University of Gloucester
The Park
GL50 2RH


For further information about this seminar contact Roz Owen on 01970 881910 or by email at rosalind.owen@forestry.gsi.gov.uk .

For further information about the IASC conference please use the contacts given on IASC conference website.