North England Region: Annual Professional Development Day

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The ICF North England England Regional Group will hold its first Professional Development Day to provide an unrivalled opportunity to update all forestry professionals on a range of topical issues.

Further details will be added as they become available but intended subjects include,

  • Grants, Licences & Regulation Update
    (Kate Hawley MICFor, Forestry Commission)
  • Support for Forestry post-Brexit / the new Environmental Land Management Scheme
    Neville Elstone MICFor, Cumbria Woodlands
  • Carbon Guarantee Fund
    Chris Waterfield, Forestry Commission
  • Forestry & Planning
    Victoria Bankes Price, Forestry Commission
  • The Forest Centenary
    Jim Smith MICFor, Forestry Commission
  • Current Timber Markets
    Oliver Combe, Timber Auctions
  • The Northern Forest – Opportunities for the Sector
    Simon Mageean, Woodland Trust
  • Plant Health Update
    Alan Ockenden, Forestry Commission
  • Developments in Forestry Education/Higher Level Apprenticeships
    Mark Tomlinson, University of Cumbria
  • The work of FISA / Health & Safety in Forestry
    Alastair Sandels FICFor, ICF President and FISA Chair

The day will provide up to 6 hours of valuable CPD and networking for Professional members and excellent learning opportunities for Associate and Student members.

The event will take place at The Northern Echo Arena (Darlington Mowden Park RFC) which is conveniently located adjacent to the A66, 5 minutes from the A1 and a short taxi ride from Darlington Railway Station.

Regional Group Contact: Martin Glynn FICFor

Institute Contact: Dr Rob Hawkins (ICF Technical Officer)