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Young Oak tree amongst grassland

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.

The Business Plan 2015-16

The implementation of the 2014-2024 Strategy for The National Forest continues with the Business Plan for 2015-16. Through the Business Plan, new ways will be tested to generate income for the Forest, doing 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: Business Plan 2015 (1.34mb)


06 Oct 2015

Recruitment Agency Eursap Signs up to Support The National Forest

The National Forest Company is delighted to announce a new partnership with IT recruitment agency, Eursap.

02 Oct 2015

Would You Like to Help Create a Forest?

The National Forest invites everyone to collect acorns this autumn and be part of the biggest, boldest environmental project in the country: Grow a Tree from Seed for The National Forest!

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07 Oct 2015

Saltersford Valley

Measham, Leicestershire

A 5.4ha woodland, wetland and meadow site on landscape formed through mining subsidence.

07 Oct 2015

Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

7.2 km long former railway line linking Spring Cottage and Measham in Leicestershire.

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29 May 2015

Green business is good business

New CEO at the National Forest Company, John Everitt discusses how The National Forest pioneered the use of the environment at a landscape scale to lead social and economic regeneration, and now is the time to take the business community on a similar journey. "We can demonstrate that the Forest can also be an exemplary business development project, investing in our natural capital while improving the local economy."

24 Apr 2015

Spring and other seasonal delights

One of our Admin Officers, Carla, has been holed up at home, having broken her wrist a while ago. She's been musing on the seasons through her sitting room window...

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