The National Forest is a living laboratory. Over more than 25 years of landscape-scale restoration and conservation, we have worked with our partners to undertake research into the impacts of the National Forest and into advancing our understanding of the issues that affect it.

We have worked with universities on our doorstep and from further afield; we have partnered with other Government bodies, such as Forest Research; and we have undertaken our own studies. These projects have ranged from calculating the value of carbon locked up in the trees in the Forest to understanding how people access woodlands close to their homes.

Moving forwards, we want to develop the information we have about the Forest and utilise this evidence to both measure what we are doing and the impact that it has on people and the environment.

Some of our research is available to download below. For further information on past studies and future research priorities, contact us.