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 non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
The National Forest Company:
- Attracts and uses resources for ambitious and imaginative Forest creation that is sensitive to the landscape and environment.
- Provides the setting for new businesses, recreation, tourism and an improved quality of life
- Enhances wildlife and biodiversity.
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.
- Read more: About The National Forest
National Forest Company Priorities 2013
Creating the Forest remains a priority and the Changing Landscapes Scheme offers generous support, alongside other planting schemes. Approaches to woodland management are being developed. The Delivery Plan provides direction to 2014 and significant leisure, health and tourism developments are being progressed.
- Read more: Business Plan
The National Forest Delivery Plan to 2014
The National Forest's plan to 2014 has been published, after extensive consultation. Carrying on planting, making the most of what we've got and letting more people know more about the Forest are key messages.
- Read more: The National Forest to 2014
Also of interest
28 Feb 2014
Pupils from four Coalville Schools will be walking barefoot in The National Forest next week to gain inspiration for a music making project.
29 Jan 2014
A new magazine-style visitor guide for the National Forest & Beyond has been launched, packed full with ideas for family fun and tree-spirited adventures in and around The National Forest.
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12 Mar 2014
Visit this lovely 13thCentury manor house and enjoy the 17thCentury garden, exciting living history and hands-on events, and find out more about living in Medieval, Tudor and Stuart times. Assistance dogs only.
14 Mar 2014
Discover 500 years of technological innovation and its impact on our lives at this award-winning interactive museum. From the earliest mining tools, proto-type jet engine to the largest fashion display outside London – there is plenty to explore. Assistance dogs only.
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27 Jan 2014
Sophie and Carol visited Snibston and Donisthorpe over the weekend and shared some great community life in the Forest.
27 Nov 2013
From Measham to Leicester on the back road, you pass the mine's bund, a newly turfed embankment on a grand scale, like a whale which has swum up the Thames and got stranded. Week by week mounds of soil appear and change shape: we have, temporarily, a rusty brown Arizonian backdrop to the lovely Swepstone church.
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