Evidence & Views
The Panel was committed to understanding the widest range of views, interests and expertise. One of the first channels for feedback was a formal ‘Call for views’ which attracted over 42,000 responses from individuals, special interest groups and a range of other organisations. This was reviewed and the results summarised in the Progress report.
Following on from the Progress report the Panel continued to engage with organisations and groups to consider more detailed perspectives on many different aspects of woodland and forestry. This work included 10 visits around the country, as well as reviewing other reports, attending conferences and meeting with key people.
To build up information about specific topics, the Panel has also commissioned literature reviews, workshops and research to support their work. These reports are listed below. All are in PDF format.
- Cultural and social issues affecting woodland and forest Policy in England A workshop organised by the University of East Anglia with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and History & Policy.
- Future research requirements for forestry in England Conclusions from a workshop organised by Forest Research to identify the strengths and opportunities of the current research programmes and make recommendations for future research priorities.
- Public access to woodlands and forests A review of existing literature on public access carried out by Forest Research.
- Community forest governance A review of existing literature and research evidence on the range of existing community engagement, governance and ownership arrangements for managing forests in England, and more widely carried out by Forest Research.
- International comparisons of forest policy A review of forest policy and instruments in five countries carried out by Forest Research.
- Evidence on Woodland Economy, Woodland Creation and Woodland Management in England An initial analysis of the current situation and possible future developments across three inter-related dimensions of the forestry agenda: the woodland economy, woodland creation, and woodland management.
- New Forms of Finance for Forestry in England An overview of potential sources of funding, emerging markets and novel investment vehicles, which might support woodland creation and management.
- Woodland Owner Survey A summary of the results of the survey of woodland owners conducted on behalf of the Independent Panel on Forestry
- Woodland Creation in England An assessment of the drivers and barriers to woodland creation in England, including an initial analysis of the IPF’s woodland creation ambition.
- Woodland Management in England An assessment of the drivers and barriers to woodland management in England, including an initial analysis of the IPF’s woodland management ambition.
- Cultural-and-Social-Issues-affecting-Forest-Policy (pdf, 715 KB)
- Future-Research-Requirements-for-Forestry-in-England (pdf, 602 KB)
- International-policy-RER (pdf, 1076 KB)
- Community-forest-governance-RER (pdf, 989 KB)
- Public-Access-RER (pdf, 1565 KB)
- Woodland Management in England (pdf, 1191 KB)
- Woodland Creation in England (pdf, 1191 KB)
- Woodland Owner Survey (pdf, 1187 KB)
- Evidence on Woodland Economy, Woodland Creation and Woodland Management in England (pdf, 3512 KB)
- New Forms of Finance for Forestry in England (pdf, 1276 KB)