East Dorset Forest Plan 2020-2030

Closed 26 Oct 2020

Opened 21 Sep 2020

Overview

Forest Plans define the long term vision for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how management will move towards achieving this vision over the next ten years. We would like to invite you or your organisation to leave some feedback on our proposed revision to the Forest Plan covering the Forestry England managed woodlands in the East Dorset area. This forms part of our consultation with stakeholders that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of objectives.

Please note that a revised map showing the 10-year Felling & Habitat Management for the Cannon Hill block was uploaded on 16th October.

Why We Are Consulting

The Forest Plan for the Forestry England managed woodlands in the East Dorset being revised. We are therefore asking for your feedback on the the management proposals and the objectives in the plan. It is a requirement that all Forestry England woodlands are managed in line with the UK Woodland Assurance Standard certification scheme. This helps to fulfill our objectives as sustainable land managers within the wider Public Forest Estate. The Forest Plan is available to download below in PDF format.

What Happens Next

Once this online Stakeholder Consultation has closed, we will examine the feedback and where possible, will incorporate suggestions into the Forest Plan. We will then submit the Forest Plan to Forest Services, the regulatory arm of the Forestry Commission, for any further consultation required prior to approval.

Audiences

  • Landowner / manager
  • Local community member
  • Forestry Commission staff
  • Forest visitor
  • Consumers
  • Forestry Commission agent / contractor / partner
  • Government department / agency or unitary authority
  • Non-Governmental Organisation / charity
  • Sports group
  • Commercial business
  • Wildlife management
  • Travel and tourism
  • Wood processor - including timber and woodfuel production
  • Media
  • Woodland group
  • Education and academia
  • South England
  • South West

Interests

  • Recreation
  • Tourism
  • Timber, wood products and woodfuel
  • Woodland management
  • Wildlife management
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Forest design plans