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  • Tools and Resources

    The UK Forestry Standard

    The UK Forestry Standard is the reference standard for sustainable forest management in the UK.
  • Publications

    The UK Forestry Standard 2023

    The UKFS is the technical standard for forestry across the UK, which provides the foundation for sustainable forest management. It has been developed specifically for forestry in the UK and is based on applying internationally agreed criteria which support the delivery of sustainable forest management and recognise the need to balance environmental, economic and social […]
  • Tools and Resources

    Background to the UK Forestry Standard

    The UK Forest Standard was first published in 1998 (2nd edition 2004, 3rd edition 2011). The current 4th edition was published in 2017.
  • Publications

    The UK Forestry Standard 2017

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    The UK governments have set out their requirements for sustainable forest management in the UK Forestry Standard. Available both as ePub and PDF.
  • Publications

    The UK Forestry Standard – summary checklist

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    Practising sustainable forestry means managing our forests in a way that meets our needs at present but that does not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs. They will rightly expect that their forests and woodlands offer at least the same benefits and opportunities as we enjoy today. To sustain these expectations, […]
  • Tools and Resources

    The UK Forestry Standard and voluntary independent forest certification

    The UK Forestry Standard plays an important role in defining requirements for independent certification in the UK.
  • Media

    The UK Forestry Standard

    The UK Forestry Standard
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    fcfc001_y3khnaw The UK Forestry Standard (UKFS) 2017
  • Publications

    Managing deadwood in forests and woodlands

    Lead Author: Jonathan W Humphrey
    Deadwood is a vital component of a properly functioning forest ecosystem. It plays an important role in sustaining biodiversity and in delivering ecosystem services such as soil formation and nutrient cycling. In the UK up to a fifth of woodland species depend on dead or dying trees for all or part of their life cycle […]
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    Key Actions 2022-2023

    Key ActionProgressProduce a report for the Forestry Commission on wood properties and uses of larch in Britain.ACHIEVEDReview and implement the Forest Research Data Strategy.ACHIEVEDImplement the Changing the Way We Work change programme.ACHIEVEDDeliver an update of the woodland carbon sequestration estimates for inclusion in the Woodland Carbon Code ‘Woodland Carbon Calculation Spreadsheet’, incorporating revisions based on […]
  • Publications

    Building wildfire resilience into forest management planning

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    Wildfire events are predicted to increase in frequency in the UK due to increased land-use pressure and climate change. Wildfires can have a number of impacts on sustainable forest management and, in some extreme cases, may have devastating human and environmental consequences. Reducing the incidence and impact of wildfires in forests and woodlands through good […]
  • Publications

    Adapting forest and woodland management to the changing climate

    Lead Author: Gail Atkinson
    Our climate is changing rapidly, with milder, wetter winters, warmer summers, longer growing seasons and more frequent extreme conditions, including drought periods and heavy rainfall events. The projected rate of climate change is unprecedented and therefore action is essential now to improve the resilience of forests and woodlands, and to protect the benefits that they […]