Compared with development or agriculture, woodland can offer a relatively stable context in which many historical features survive, and woodlands, particularly those on ancient woodland sites, can be of historic value in themselves. However, good management, as outlined in this seminar on the UKFS Guidelines on Historic Environment, is needed to ensure that these features are preserved for the future and not damaged by forest operations or changes in woodland management.
Lawrence Shaw – 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.
This webinar is part of our UK Forestry Standard Training series, delivered by the Forestry Commission. A full package ticket is available that includes all eight webinars and gives you access to the series platform from 3 November. To purchase a full package ticket, click here.
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