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Access to profitable woodland - make woodlands pay their way (South West)

Forestry Commision England

Thursday, 15 November 2012 from 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

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Access to profitable woodland - make woodlands pay their way

  • Do you manage woods with difficult access?
  • Do you want to know how to access 'Roads' grants?
  • Do you want to increase your expertise in forest road building? 

...Then this day is for you!


This free, whole-day workshop for woodland managers will explain how to make the most of the Woodfuel Woodland Improvement Grant (Woodfuel WIG) for improving woodland access; how to make an application, and how to build roads to make the most of your investment.


During the day you will learn how the grant operates, understand its technical requirements and be able to compile a Woodland Improvement Grant calculator. You will come away fully equipped to make a successful application, and improve the profitability of your inaccessible compartments with high quality, grant-aided roads and tracks.


You will be able to quiz the Woodfuel WIG administrator, our consultant engineer and Forestry Commission representatives about all aspects of forest roads and grant aid. And you will come away with a valuable resource pack containing all of the information you need to help to improve your woodland’s infrastructure and capital value.


Topics will include:

  • The Woodfuel WIG application process
  • How to build forest roads and tracks
  • Compliance with Construction, Design and Management regulations
  • Management Plan standards for Forestry Commission grant aid


It will be a packed day – but it’s not all theory; after a complimentary lunch there will be an opportunity to discuss the range of real-life projects already funded by the Woodfuel WIG.


Your Speakers:

Mike Furness

Mike Furness, Project Manager for the Woodfuel Woodland Improvement Grant (WIG)

With a working knowledge of forestry and an in-depth knowledge of the workings of RDPE funded grant schemes, Mike has the ideal combination of education, skills and experience to lead on delivering the Woodfuel WIG contract.

  Tim Rackham

Tim Rackham, Consulting Civil Engineer

Tim Rackham MICE is a  graduate Civil Engineer and Member of the Institute of Civil Engineering and has more than 20 years experience of rural road construction, specialising in culverts, bridges and associated 'estate architecture'.


Venue: Tamar Science Park, 1 Davy Road, Derriford, Plymouth PL6 8BX.

Registration: 9.00 am     Start: 9.30 am     Finish: 4.30 pm

An agenda and joining details will be sent to you in advance of the day. 


Places are limited and we expect that there will be high demand for this event so please book early to avoid disappointment.


To ensure that as many businesses as possible can take advantage of these sessions the organisers reserve the right to limit places to 1 attendee per company. If you would like to discuss your eligibility to attend, please call us on 01494 568976. Any unallocated places will be offered to companies on the reserve list approximately 1 week prior the workshop.

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Do you have questions about Access to profitable woodland - make woodlands pay their way (South West)? Contact Forestry Commision England

When & Where

Tamar Science Park
1 Davy Road
PL6 8BX Plymouth
United Kingdom

Thursday, 15 November 2012 from 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

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Forestry Commision England

The Forestry Commission in England is recognised and respected as an international leader in sustainable forestry. Our reputation has been built on our expertise and our ability to achieve results that benefit people's lives.

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