The Marches

Regional Contact: Caroline Harrison
Ham Farm, Itton, Spreyton, Crediton, Devon  EX17 5BD
T 01837 822220; M 07500 927482 E caroline.harrison@confor.org.uk

Regional Chairman: GRAHAM TAYLOR graham@silviculture.co.uk


Diary Dates 2014

Click here and scroll down for Marches events and meetings

For ICF events click here.

For RFS events click here.


Marches Timber Study

The final report + 2 annexes can be found at:http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-997KCZ


Putting Commerciality at the Heart of your Woodlands - April 2013

Marches Woodland Insurance event of 18th April 2012 - read event write up 

Read the Marches Regional AGM minute of 24th June 2014.

Read the Marches regional committee meeting of 25th Janaury 2011.


Forestry Commission 

For your regional Forestry Commission pages follow these links:
North West England
South West England
West Midlands

North West & West Midlands Area Newsletter - August 2013


Woodfuel

Whether you are a small business owner interested in finding out more about installing a woodfuel boiler, or a woodland owner interested in the opportunities that woodfuel represents, you can find a wealth of information on the Biomass Energy Centre website and use the Information Enquiry Service. http://www.biomassenergycentre.org.uk/ for further information in your region visit www.forestry.gov.uk/england-woodfuel 

Presentations given at an RHI event, Making Woodlands Pay, 22nd March 2011, that was jointly supported by ConFor, NFU, CLA and FC.


Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) is jointly funded by the EU, through the European Fund for Rural Development and the Government.  It has a budget of £3.9bn and will run till 2013.  Of the total budget, £3.3bn has been allocated to agri-environment and other land management schemes including Environmental Stewardship and the English Woodland Grant Scheme.  Some £600m has been made available to make agriculture and forestry more competitive and sustainable and to enhance opportunity in rural areas.

Woodland funding and support for the West Midlands - read the Heartwoods Brochure.

The following woodland initiative offers business support and advice: http://www.heartwoods.co.uk/

The Regional Forestry Economic Baseline for the West Midlands (2009).
Additional reports in relation to sustainable land management in the W. Mids. can be found at http://www.advantagewm.co.uk/what-we-do/improving-places/sustainable-land-management.aspx


West Midlands Forestry Framework

Read the December 2012 e-briefing for the latest news about the Forum. 

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