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The purpose of this research is to investigate the diversity of ways members of the public can become involved in the governance and management of woods and forests, and to provide good practice guidance and case study material that supports foresters and others facilitate greater public involvement.
The research to date has:
This work is funded by the Forestry Commission
Public engagement is included in the Scottish Forest Strategy through a commitment to public consultation enabling the public to have input into local and national plans and strategies, and through partnership working with communities.
In England the Government’s Forestry Policy Statement recognises that civil society organisations and the wider public all have a role to play in achieving aspirations around woodland creation and management, tree health, and economic development of the forestry sector.
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