Delivered by the Forestry Commission in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Foresters, this informative series of webinars will provide an in-depth look at the UK Forestry Standard (UKFS).
The series will deliver training on all the requirements and recommendations of the UKFS, covering biodiversity, climate change, historic environment, landscape, people, soils and water.
Do you know how and why to protect forest soils, or how to design for water quality? Do you know what records you need to keep to show that you are managing sustainably? Leading research experts and practitioners in each field will guide us through the UKFS in detail, and ensure you know how to make sure that you are meeting the requirements specified within.
Training will be delivered via both pre-recorded videos and live Q&A sessions. The training video for each subject area will be made available on the conference platform two weeks before the associated Q&A session, where delegates will have the opportunity to engage with a panel of experts. This innovative approach will allow delegates to engage fully with the content in advance of the live sessions, giving them plenty of time to consider the subject areas.
Introduction to the UK Forestry Standard
– David Bole MICFor
– Jay Doyle MCIEEM, Forestry Commission
– Dr Alice Broome, Forest Research
– Mark Broadmeadow, Forestry Commission
– Lawrence Shaw, Forestry England
– David Robertson MA MCIfA, Forestry Commission
– Helen Townsend, Forestry Commission
– Chris Waterfield, Forestry Commission
– Tom Nisbet, Forest Research
David Bole MICFor
Nature for Climate Fund Sector Capacity Project Lead, Forestry Commission
David works for the Forestry Commission and is the Project Lead for the Nature for Climate Fund’s Sector Capacity Project, which aims to support the sector in meeting the Government’s ambitious plans to create more woodland. He has more than 25 years’ experience of managing woodlands and developed the successful UKFS Masterclass Programme in the East of England. He is passionate about woodland creation and about maintaining professional standards in the sector.
Jay Doyle MCIEEM
Natural Environment Advisor, Forest Services, Forestry Commission
Jay joined the Policy Advice Team of the Forestry Commission in 2019 as a Natural Environment Advisor having worked as a District Ecologist with Forestry England (previously Forest Enterprise) from 2002 onwards in the South East England and latterly South England Forest Districts. Prior to joining the FC, Jay worked with Scottish Natural Heritage and Surrey Wildlife Trust. Areas of expertise include: Natural environment policy concerning forests and woodlands; ancient and native woodland management and restoration; open habitat management, restoration and creation; species recovery projects; protected areas management planning, and partnership working.
Dr Alice Broome
Project Leader for Protected Species – Centre for Ecosystems, Society & Biosecurity, Forest Research
Alice is a forest ecologist working at the research/policy/management interface, specialising in woodland protected species conservation and leading a programme of species related research.
Principal Advisor on Climate Change, Forestry Commission
Mark is the Forestry Commission’s Principal Advisor on Climate Change, covering both adaptation and mitigation aspects alongside being the policy lead for woodland creation. He is currently on part-time secondment to Defra’s forestry policy team. Mark has a background in research having led the Climate Change research project and then the Environmental Change Research team between 1993 and 2007. Mark was the lead author for three chapters in the 2009 Read Report, Combating Climate Change – a role for UK forests and was part of the team that drafted the UKFS Climate Change Guidelines in 2011.
Lead Historic Environment Advisor, Forestry England
As the lead historic environment advisor for England’s largest land manager, Lawrence has a breadth of experience when looking to implement the UKFS historic environment chapter both when looking at afforestation as well as forestry management. In addition, Lawrence has also been working within the Forestry Commission’s historic environment advisory team to facilitate the governments ambitions around woodland creation by improving and advancing processes and understanding within the sector.
David Robertson MA MCIfA
Historic Environment Adviser, Forest Services, Forestry Commission
David has been advising on the historic environment in woodland and forestry for more than 15 years. Initially, this was in a local authority post working on forestry operations, felling licences, deforestation and woodland creation – in addition, he was secretary then chair of the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers countryside committee. He spent a year providing historic environment advice for Forestry England in the East District, before becoming Historic Environment Adviser (national lead) for the Forestry Commission in 2020. David currently advises on policy, guidance, regulation, grant schemes, training, and woodland creation and management casework.
Principal Advisor – Social Forestry (People), Forest Services, Forestry Commission
Helen is the Principal Advisor for Social Forestry in Forest Services and her policy area embraces all aspects of the people agenda. She has worked with the Forestry Commission for more than 20 years and comes from a background of environmental sciences and human interaction. The recent UK Government focus on people and contact with nature and how this contact became even more important during the pandemic has led to a new focus on access to woodlands and their benefits to society. Helen will cover all the aspects of the UKFS that relate to people, focusing on the Forests and People section.
Carbon and Water Woodland Advisor, Forestry Commission
Chris has worked for more than 30 years in and around the forestry sector, including stints in community forestry, incentives and regulations where he worked across the north of England as a Field Manager and Partnerships and Expertise Manager for the Commission. In his current role he is promoting and supporting the woodland carbon sector to create a vibrant carbon market in the UK.
Physical Environment Research Group Lead, Forest Research
Tom is a forest hydrologist with over 30 years’ experience in forest hydrology and applied catchment management. His primary interests are in studying the impacts of forestry on the quality and quantity of water resources and evaluating the benefits of woodland creation for soil and water management, including the use of targeted planting to reduce flood risk and control diffuse pollution.
This series will be delivered on PheedLoop.
Ticket Type 1 - Full Package (8 sessions)
Ticket Price 1 - £75
Ticket Type 2 - Individual Sessions
Ticket Price 2 - £15