Forestry Sector Responds to ELM Scheme Proposals

The Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMs) will transform the way foresters, farmers and other land managers are supported. The Institute has led on a response to the Government’s ELMs consultation to produce a forestry sector response, partnering with Confor, the Royal Forestry Society and the Woodland Trust. The scheme is set to completely overhaul the […]

DAERA Pledge to Plant 18 Million Trees Over the Next 10 Years

DAERA Minister Edwin Poots MLA has pledged to help tackle climate change by planting 18 million trees over the next 10 years – 10 for every person in Northern Ireland. The ‘Forests for our Future’ programme is Northern Ireland’s biggest and most ambitious plan to develop our forests and contribute to sustainable economic growth and […]

ICF’s interview with JNCC’s Vice-Chairman

The Institute of Chartered Foresters interviews Professor Colin Galbraith, Vice-Chairman of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and Director of his own environmental consultancy, as he prepares to address the UK’s flagship forestry conference: The UK’s Role in Global Forestry this April in Oxford. Who is Professor Colin Galbraith? Colin has been involved in international conservation […]

Scottish Ash Rapid Response Survey Completed

Scottish Ash Rapid Response Survey Completed The Institute of Chartered Foresters can confirm that the rapid action Chalara survey carried out by Forestry Commission Scotland has now been completed. In the sample survey, which covered 80,000kmsq and lasted five days, 5 per cent of the sites investigated showed potential symptoms of the disease and will now […]