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We are a National Lottery Heritage Funded Landscape Partnership programme, formed from an association of partner organisations and local community groups within the Forest of Dean. Our aim is to raise awareness and participation in the built, natural and cultural heritage that makes our Forest special.

Take a look at the latest news from across the Foresters' Forest partnership programme. If you have a media enquiry or would like to feature our projects, please get in touch.  

News Stories

The Rewild Project busy teaching new skills Our latest Built Heritage conservation works Love Your Forest 'litter heroes' have been busy Finding reptiles – survey update Blue & Green Plaques now on display News from Pillowell Recreation Ground
Spring brings volunteer restart Creating new habitat for rare birds Recognising the contribution of our volunteers Tune in to hear ‘Voices from the Forest’ New podcast series: ‘Stories Behind the Stories’ Spending time with ancient trees
Our film: Connecting people to nature ‘Voices from the Forest’ launches website Podcasts share Forest Folk tales Love Your Forest branches out with recycling Listen to ‘Tongue & Talk’ on Radio 4 Hats Off to Melanie’s 'Golden Glove' Award
Blue & Green Plaques - the voting results! Herdwick sheep make the Forest their home A Forest pond excursion Bream Heritage Walk is ready to explore! Vote for your historic Forest heroes! The Forest’s Built Heritage transformed
Butterfly sightings Colouring page - Our Forest Story Be part of ‘100 Forest Faces’! Sharing our mid-way programme success Journey online through the Story of the Forest Tree-time boosts our health
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update Biodiversity report ‘Our Stronghold for Nature’ Frog and toad spawn survey – your help needed! Natural England awards our volunteers for conservation work Teachers learn how to use the Forest as a giant teaching resource A big Christmas Thank You to our Volunteers
Our BBC Countryfile filming experience! Our social forestry project turns a New Leaf New Tramper service launched at The Speech House Hotel Foresters’ Forest Online Survey 'Inspiration Guide' launched to tackle littering New grazing opportunities announced in Forest of Dean
Schools Day promotes the Forest as an educational resource Thanking our volunteers Highland cattle make their home at Woorgreens Nature Reserve Saving skills from our rural heritage New pass for eel and lamprey at Blakeney Traditional craft skills building bright futures
Children learning through local landscape Have your say in Forestry Commission consultation Musical Landscape project set for first festive concert Love Your Forest report launched in House of Commons Helping hands for Forest of Dean butterflies Mural celebrates Forest of Dean writers
Medieval finds at Ruardean Castle excavation Volunteer Survey 2018 Grazing animals move in at Woorgreens Grazing opportunity to help Forest of Dean butterfly Explore the Forest of Dean with Hidden Heritage apps
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If you go down to the woods today...

You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!