Good Woods for people, for nature – free management advice

Good Woods is a groundbreaking project aiming to breathe new life into UK woodlands. Through the project KSCP are able to offer free woodland advice to woodland owners. The scheme is sponsored by B&Q who have teamed up with sustainable charity Bioregional and The Sylva Foundation to revive woodlands to provide environmental, social and economic benefits. The Kent Downs AONB unit are acting as the co-ordinating body.

There are more than 3 million hectares of woodland in the UK, however in England alone it is estimated that about half of our woodlands are either un-managed or under-managed. This has contributed to a decline in biodiversity, loss of amenity and skills, and poor routes to market for wood products.

Good Woods is focussed on reaching out to owners of under-managed woodlands, starting in the South and East of England. The Countryside Magement Partnerships across Kent are able to offer a fully funded site visit and bespoke report to owners and managers of woodlands who would like help in getting their woodland into better condition and whose woodlands meet the eligibility criteria. If you own woodland and are interested please contact Jon Shelton at the KSCP before the end of November 2013.

Jon Shelton
Partnership Manager
Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership
Ashford Highways
4 Javelin Way
Henwood
Ashford, TN24 8DH

Tel: 0300 3336490
Mobile: 07740 185224
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