The focus of this research paper is the development of community forestry over the last 20 years in Great Britain.
One of a suite of Welsh Government policy positions providing background and evidence for the outcome of Woodlands for Wales.
A Woodland Trust report reviewing community ownership and management of woodland in the UK, with
particular emphasis on business and finance models that should be considered to enable an increase
in community woodland in future (applicable to both existing woods and creation of new woods).
PR 08: Beauty, friends, power, money – navigating the impacts of community woodlands ( A Lawrence & B Ambrose-Oji 2014)
A study assessing the impact of Community Woodland Initiatives across the UK.
PR 07: Community Involvement in the management of Local Authority woodlands in Wales (Llais y Goedwig 2014)
A survey commissioned by Forest Research on the extent and potential for community involvement in the management of Local Authority (LA) owned woodland in Wales. The survey compliments a report on Local Authority woodlands undertaken in England by Shared Assets in 2013
A report on five regional events held across Wales in 2014, to gather Community woodland together, explore challenges and solutions, inform the future direction of Llais y Goedwig and inform policy level debates on support for the sector
A study of 15 Community Woodland Groups intended to bring about a greater understanding by policy makers and major land holders (e.g. NRW) of the economic viability of CWGs – specifically an understanding of the costs incurred by CWGs and how they are currently being met. While WG and others (e.g. NRW and LAs) are often keen to encourage the establishment of community woodlands, particularly for their role in generating Wellbeing and Future Generation benefits, there has to date been little attempt to understand the nature of the challenge CWGs face in terms of covering their costs.