Latest Forestry Commission Stories
SWINDON, England, Feb.
By Rob Edwards Environment Editor THE Forestry Commission has withdrawn a plan to build a green community in an ancient woodland in the wake of fierce opposition from environmental groups and local residents.
By Abbott, Jez The Forestry Commission has confirmed that scientists want to plant genetically modified trees on its land in a project that is likely to spark protests. The commission said the University of Southampton was keen to look into biofuels, arguing it was time to "move the debate forward".
By Paul Cook A PIONEERING grant scheme has been launched for landowners to help declining numbers of woodland birds. The Forestry Commission and the RSPB are offering financial support to land owners and managers in the North-East to improve the habitat for 14 of the country?s vulnerable species.
A GRANT scheme - the first of its kind in England - is being launched today in a bid to help declining woodland bird species in the North East.
MORE than 100 ponds have now been created in a North forest to provide more wildlife habitats.
MORE than 100 ponds have been built in a North East park in a bid to improve wildlife habitats. The Forestry Commission has passed the milestone of installing a century of ponds over the past three decades, in Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland.
NEWS IN BRIEF :: FORESTRY Researchers from Southampton University want to establish a settlement of GM poplar trees on Forestry Commission land to carry out research into biofuels - the first attempt to cultivate GM trees in the UK since 1999, when activists destroyed 115 plants in Berkshire.
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