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Forests and Water

Water is the most vital element of all natural resources and is essential to life. Forests and woodlands have a close relationship with our water resources, and forest management and water quality are closely linked. Sustainable forest management is essential to ensure the supply of good-quality fresh water, provide protection from natural hazards such as flooding or soil erosion and to protect the needs of aquatic species.

Follow these links to access information on forests and water in Scotland, EnglandWales and Northern Ireland

   
 
Last updated: 13th December 2018

What's of interest

Practice Guide - Managing forests in acid sensitive water catchments

Digital maps showing catchments vulnerable to acidification

Find Forestry Commission UKFS Guidance publications related to water

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