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Thursday, 21st November 2013

The National Forest Wins Strong Endorsement in Government Review

The National Forest Company (NFC), a non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) supported by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has received ringing endorsement in a highly positive government review, published on Thursday 21 November.

Monday, 2nd September 2013

Ash Dieback in The National Forest

The first outbreaks of the tree disease Ash Dieback have been reported in The National Forest near Albert Village in North West Leicestershire.

Wednesday, 6th February 2013

National survey shows greater awareness of The National Forest

A recent national survey shows there has been a significant increase in awareness of The National Forest. A random sample of over 2,000 people across the country was interviewed in November 2012, establishing current levels of awareness of The National Forest to measure against a comparable study conducted in 2006.

Thursday, 31st January 2013

The National Forest Company's initial response to the Government Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement

This statement includes the Government's response to the Independent Panel on Forestry, set up after the consultation on the public forestry estate which ended in massive opposition for any 'sell off' of the public forest. Its publication seems to mark the calming, at least, of a pretty turbulent time in forestry policy for England.

Monday, 28th January 2013

National Forest Company's Response to the Initial Preferred HS2 Route

Statement from Sophie Churchill, OBE FICFor, Chief Executive, National Forest Company: "The National Forest Company is a strong advocate for sustainable development which includes sustainable economic growth and certainly supports the distribution of economic activity across the country. There are already important road and rail links through the Forest."

Monday, 29th October 2012

Press Statement - Ash Dieback

Statement from Sophie Churchill, Chief Executive of the National Forest Company.

Tuesday, 28th August 2012

Dramatic Shift for Forest Foragers in The National Forest

Foraging has been dampened in every way by the weather this summer according to bushcraft experts in The National Forest.

Wednesday, 22nd August 2012

Exploring the Landscape of The National Forest - New book shows us the importance of geology

A new book launched by the National Forest Company and the British Geological Survey illustrates through walks and a simple geological map how everything about The National Forest stems from the underlying rocks.

Wednesday, 4th July 2012

Independent Panel on Forestry Final Report

The Independent Panel on Forestry's final report is published today. It proposes that a public forestry estate is maintained, under a new body evolving from the Forestry Commission, which will champion all the benefits that forestry and woodlands can bring. The National Forest is cited as an example of increased access to local woodlands, good community engagement and economic impact through forestry.

Wednesday, 2nd November 2011

'More, Bigger, Better, Joined' The National Forest as National Example of Nature Conservation

Sophie Churchill, Chief Executive of the National Forest Company, will make the keynote presentation at a national conference in London on Friday (4 November).