Useful links – Advice

Forestry Commission grants and advice for landowners  http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/fchomepages.nsf/hp/gbigl

Small Woods Association – advice and training courses available, mainly aimed at small woodland owners.  Wildlife Woodlands are corporate members, and offer a free first year’s membership to purchasers of our woods. www.smallwoods.org.uk

The Conservation Volunteers – Practical support for volunteer conservation groups.  Includes training courses and a practical woodland management handbook.  http://shop.tcv.org.uk/shop/category?l=level1;lid=19

Forestry Contracting Association – Includes lists of local contractors, who are committed to working to an agreed code of practice.  www.fcauk.com/

Royal Forestry Society – Aimed at larger woodland owners, but with a wealth of information, and lists of consultants you can employ to manage your wood.  www.rfs.org.uk/

The Wildlife Trusts – The national page for the county wildlife trusts, who work to promote nature conservation at a local level.  www.wildlifetrusts.org/

The Woodland Trust – Britain’s largest charity devoted to woodland conservation.  www.woodland-trust.org.uk/

South West FWAG – Farming and wildlife advice, including a programme of visits and training events.  http://www.fwagsw.org.uk/

Useful addresses

Forestry Commission Woodland Officers

Exeter, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torbay and Dartmoor National Park: Roger Ford Tel: (01626 892866)

Exmoor National Park: Graeme McVittie Tel: (01398 323665)

Sedgemoor, Mendip and West Somerset: Dick Gossling Tel: (01934 743293)

Cornwall and Plymouth: Garin Linnington Tel: (01626 282868)

North Devon (West of Exmoor NP), West Devon and Torridge: Mark Malins Tel: (01626 282855)

Contact the above at:

Forestry Commission. Mamhead Castle, Mamhead, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8HD
Telephone: 01626 890666  southwest.fce@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Wildlife Trusts

Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
Five Acres, Allet, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9DJ
Telephone 01872 273939
http://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/

Devon Wildlife Trust.
Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AB
Telephone  01392 279244 
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/

Somerset Wildlife Trust.
Tonedale Mill, Tonedale, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 0AW
Telephone 01823 652400
http://www.somersetwildlife.org

 

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