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NFC (National Forest Company)

Rural topic(s): Sustainable forestry

City: Swadlincote

Country: United Kingdom

Web site: http://www.nationalforest.org

National Forest Company is a company limited by guarantee which leads the creation of a new, wooded landscape for the nation (called National Forest) across 500 square kilometres of central England.


  • Attracts and uses resources for woodland creation that is sensitive to the landscape and environment

  • Enhances wildlife and biodiversity

  • Provides the setting for new businesses, recreation, tourism and an improved quality of life

  • Promotes the widest possible participation in and enjoyment of the Forest

  • Contribute to economic regeneration of the region

  • In all this, acts as a ‘champion’ of the area and a catalyst for the activity of many partners

  • Promotes at international, national and local levels the experience and knowledge emerging from this inspiring and ambitious project.

Scale of intervention : Regional

Keywords: sustainable woodland, locally-based economy, woodland creation, improvement of biodiversity, woodland management, ecotourism, wood supply chain, ecosystem services, natural habitats preservation

Places: United-Kingdom

Actors: non-departmental public body, forest owner, association, local authority, volunteers

Methods: networking, consulting/expertise, promotion of local economic activity

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