PR 04: The Economics of Community Woodlands (J. Wong 2017)
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.