The Independent Panel on Forestry was established on 17 March 2011 by the Secretary of State, Caroline Spelman, to advise government on the future direction of forestry and woodland policy in England and on the role of the Forestry Commission in implementing policy.
The Panel wants to draw on the widest possible range of views, interest and expertise. Everyone interested in forests and woods is invited to share their views and join in a public conversation.
To participate you should provide personal thoughts on these broad questions:
- what do forests and woodlands mean to you?
- what is your vision for the future of England’s forests and woods?
- what do you feel to be the benefits of forests and woods to – (a) you personally, (b) society as a whole, (c) the natural environment and (d) the economy?
- the panel would like suggestions of practical solutions and good practice that can be replicated more widely.
- what do you see as the priorities and challenges for policy on England’s forests and woods?
How to have your say
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