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Volume 8, issue 3 | Copyright

Special issue: Sustainability of UK upland forestry: contemporary issues...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 8, 279-285, 2004
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-8-279-2004
© Author(s) 2004. This work is licensed under
the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.

  30 Jun 2004

30 Jun 2004

An overview of forest management and change with respect to environmental protection in the UK

R. A. Farmer1 and T. R. Nisbet2 R. A. Farmer and T. R. Nisbet
  • 1Forestry Commission Wales, Victoria terrace, Aberytwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2DQ
  • 2Forest Research, Environmental Research Branch, Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4LH
  • Email for corresponding author: tom.nisbet@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Abstract. This paper overviews changes in forest management in the UK with respect to environmental protection. The evolution of policy is explained from historical and sustainability perspectives and covers developments in forest planning, accreditation, devolution and future challenges and opportunities.

Keywords: forest management, best practice, sustainable forestry, environmental protection, land use change

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