Consultations & Position Papers

Responding to public consultations is an important way to influence policy. We consult with members as much as possible and often work in partnership with other organisations to strengthen our messages. We also produce papers on specific topics where it is important to publish our position.


Consultation on Protecting Hedgerows

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Deadline: 20 September 2023

Please respond individually online.

Focused Consultation - Update of the FSC-POL-30-001A Lists of FSC Highly Hazardous Pesticides


Deadline: 30 September 2023

Tackling the Nature Emergency: Consultation on Scotland’s Strategic Framework for Biodiversity

Scottish Government

Deadline: 14 December 2023

Please send your comments to Shona Smyth MICFor, Senior Technical Officer by Friday 24 November and respond individually online.


Scotland’s Forestry Strategy – Forestry and Land Scotland, July 2019

Environmental Land Management Scheme – Defra, July 2019

Read our forestry sector position paper with Confor, the Woodland Trust and Royal Forestry Society>>

Protecting and Enhancing England’s Trees and Woodlands – Defra, February 2019

Read our response>>

T Levels, Department for Education and Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, January 2019

Read our response>>

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