NFC (National Forest Company)
Rural topic(s): Sustainable forestry
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
Actors: non-departmental public body, forest owner, association, local authority, volunteers
Methods: networking, consulting/expertise, promotion of local economic activity