Defra’s Environmental Land Management scheme (ELM) and its Significance for Forestry

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Defra is in the process of developing the new Environmental Land Management incentive scheme that will replace Countryside Stewardship and other EU-funded initiatives related to the Common Agriculture Policy.

In February 2020 Defra published its ‘ELM Policy Discussion Document’ which outlines their thinking and proposals to date, and posed some key questions to stakeholders. This discussion has been paused due to Covid-19 but the document is still available and the opportunity to respond will reopen when Defra deem it feasible. In the meantime, this is an opportunity to learn about developments.

In this session Laura Henderson – EU Exit Incentives Lead for the Forestry Commission will provide an introduction to the Policy Discussion Document and highlight the significance for the forestry sector.

Neville Elstone MICFor, the Institute’s representative for ELMs, will also provide an update on the Institute’s recent work concerning the scheme.

Who should attend:

  • Landowners
  • Consultants
  • Forest works managers
  • Agents
  • Countryside Stewardship agreement holders

Suggested pre-reading:

Defra ELM Policy Discussion Document:

The presentation will last for around 40 mins followed by a 20 minute Q&A session. This free online workshop will be hosted on Zoom and we anticipate a high level of demand – book early to secure your place.