Our Shared Forest is a Forestry Commission project to reshape and redirect land management – to set a new direction – for the public forest estate here in the Forest of Dean.
The world is changing, it always has. The climate is changing, it always has. Society is changing, it always has. But the pace of change is speeding up, and the impacts on our Forest over the next generation of trees and people will be profound.
Our Shared Forest is an opportunity to think about what we want the Forest to look like, feel like, be like in a 100 years’ time.
The Forestry Commission are searching for an agreed, understood and supported direction from which to distil more detailed Forest Plans that will direct operational activity in the decades ahead.
This is your opportunity to be involved in the development of an ambitious long-term vision for the Forest’s future and set out new approaches to forestry and land management.
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!