Woodlands and forests for the people of Wales
The trees, woodlands and forests of Wales play a crucial role in sustaining our communities, our local economies and our natural environment. Woodlands sit at the heart of Welsh culture and society.
In 2011, a group of Llais y Goedwig members came together to produce a Manifesto for the Forests of Wales.
The Manifesto is a clear statement of how forests and woodlands could best serve the people of Wales. The Manifesto is written so as to help us all to realise the potential of Welsh woodlands – for our communities and for a stronger Wales.
The people of Wales, through the Welsh Government, own almost 40% of Welsh woodlands, covering 6% of the land area of Wales. We believe there is potential for greater public and community involvement in the management and use of woodland resources.
The Manifesto forms the basis of LlyG’s engagement with policy makers.
The Manifesto message
In summary, the Manifesto message is that LlyG’s members want the forests and woodlands of Wales to:
The Manifesto call for change
To achieve this it will be necessary to –