Useful links – Advice

Forestry Commission grants and advice for landowners

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.

The Conservation Volunteers – Practical support for volunteer conservation groups.  Includes training courses and a practical woodland management handbook.;lid=19

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

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.

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

The Woodland Trust – Britain’s largest charity devoted to woodland conservation.

South West FWAG – Farming and wildlife advice, including a programme of visits and training events.

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

Wildlife Trusts

Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
Five Acres, Allet, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9DJ
Telephone 01872 273939

Devon Wildlife Trust.
Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AB
Telephone  01392 279244

Somerset Wildlife Trust.
Tonedale Mill, Tonedale, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 0AW
Telephone 01823 652400


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