The National Forest Company leads the creation of The National Forest, a new, wooded landscape for the nation across 200 square miles of central England. The National Forest Company was established by Government in April 1995. It is a charity and Non-Profit Institution within the Public Sector, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
The National Forest Company:
- Supports Forest creation and management to provide a resilient environment
- Encourages activities and facilities to promote Forest related businesses, recreation and tourism
- Engages communities in the Forest to improve wellbeing and quality of life
The National Forest Company leads through working partnerships with landowners, businesses, public, private and voluntary organisations and local communities to fulfil the shared vision for the Forest. It promotes the widest possible participation in and enjoyment of the Forest.
As the Forest matures, the Company promotes at international, national and local levels the experience and knowledge emerging from this inspiring and ambitious project.
The Business Plan 2016-17
The implementation of the 2014-2024 Strategy for The National Forest continues with the Business Plan for 2016-17. Through the Business Plan, new ways will be tested to generate income for the Forest, doing further forest creation and even more in managing the woodlands and evolving how the Company is organised for the future. The Plan gives more information on our key priorities to make the most of the green investment created so far and secure it for future generations.
Read more: The Business Plan 2016-17 (6mb)
Also of interest
21 Dec 2016
More than 8.5 million trees may have been planted in The National Forest over the last 25 years, but there are still lots of opportunities to get involved with tree planting and woodland creation.
05 Dec 2016
The inaugural National Forest Woodland Awards were presented by Sir William Worsley, Chair of the National Forest Company, at an event held at Staunton Harold Hall, near Ashby de la Zouch.
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11 Feb 2017
CONKERS, the award winning attraction at The Heart of The National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours.
21 Mar 2017
Quality Bushcraft courses for families, schools, outdoor professionals and businesses from one of the longest established schools of Bushcraft in the UK.
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17 Jan 2017
Charnwood Forest Regional Park, one of the most iconic parts of The National Forest, is the focus of a new landscape partnership bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
10 Jan 2017
As we all start the year planning our big - and smaller - adventures for 2017, enjoy this blog from a couple of the National Forest Way rangers. Maxine and Chris improvise their way through a field of cows: they know how it should be done, but we read how they actually manage, with hilarious results. Overall, a message about being wary enough but not letting it stop you having a good walk. Happy walking this year, everyone!
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