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Andy Lederer reports on the UKFS Principles workshops

Andy Lederer, ICF Development Director, attended the UKFS Principles: Plans into Practice workshop on 13 November 2017. Andy reports on his experience.

Forestry Commission England

Monday 13 November 2017 opened the first of seven roadshow CPD events around England – UKFS Principles: Plans into Practice, which are jointly hosted by the Institute of Chartered Foresters and Forestry Commission England. These events are a follow up to the series delivered in 2015 – UKFS Principles: Better Management Plans, Faster Approvals.

Shropshire Wildlife Trust held host to the first event in Shrewsbury, West Midlands, with more than 50 delegates attending to learn about optimal operational plans and the benefits of collaborative working between the public and private sectors. Other topics covered included the key updates to the UKFS review; the outcomes of the recently completed Service Standard (SS) pilot; the recommendations of the SS that will be rolled out to practitioners nationwide; the new on-line felling license application system; woodland creation; and professionalism.

Other partners that supported the event and will be at the subsequent events were Grown in Britain; the Deer Initiative; Forest Health; Woodland Trust; and Natural England.

A selection of quotes from delegates who attended the Shrewsbury workshop:

“It was good to have an event bringing together the FC, ICF, NE and private sector.”

“Information provided was very clear on all subjects.”

“Excellent knowledge of the speakers.”

100% of the respondents from ICF’s Shrewsbury workshop survey stated that they were either very satisfied or satisfied with the event overall.

If you haven’t booked your place yet then don’t delay, with only limited spaces left at each of the locations below, book today.

Places are still available for the events in York, Flimwell, Arundel and Exeter.

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