Institute champions sustainable forestry across the UK

One of our greatest strengths as a professional body is our UK-wide remit and responding to consultations is an important way to influence policy and develop partnerships.

We recently submitted a response to the UK Forestry Standard Review key stakeholder consultation to express our unwavering commitment to the UKFS and our support for the review process. At a time of unprecedented pressure on our sector, it is ever more important to have this standard, which is the envy of other sectors at home and in the forestry industry across the world. The Institute is particularly keen that the standard remains an expression of geography and not of politics.

Read our response


We have also responded to the following consultations:

  • Scottish Government – Delivering Economic Transformation
    We highlighted the importance of forestry to the economy and the need to support rural skills.Read our full response
  • DAERA – Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy
    We emphasised that evidence, consultation and professional forestry advice will be crucial in balancing climate and nature objectives.Read our full response

To view all Institute responses to recent consultations, visit the Consultations & Position Papers page.

If you have any comments or queries, please get in touch.

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