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 FWAGFarm­ing 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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