Our Forests is an ambitious and forward-looking report on the future of England's woods and forests (in an English context I'm more comfortable with 'woodland' as a descriptor rather than 'forests' but that's a bit pedantic).
The report has been produced by the Our Forests campaign group following the furore over the proposal to sell-off part of the national forestry estate; headline proposals include:
- A new ‘Domesday Forest’ of more than 1 billion trees;
- All our public woods distanced from the control of ‘Big Government’ and given full and lasting protection for ‘Big Society’;
- A new, independent, publicly accountable body, ‘Forests for England’, with the resources and authority to lead on implementing this vision.