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Forestry Commission England manages about 258,000 hectares of land, providing many social, environmental and economic benefits and improving people’s lives. Forest Research used existing data and a public survey to compare people’s perceptions and expectations of this public forest estate (PFE) with woodland under private ownership.
Strong views – only a third of respondents knew who owned the woods they visit, but most people had clear views on how public money should be spent and what benefits publicly owned and managed forests should provide
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This work formed part of the evidence base for a study of the long-term role of the PFE by FCE undertaken in 2009
Commissioned and funded by Forestry Commission England.
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