The Royal Forestry Society has submitted written evidence to the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee of the National Assembly for Wales inquiry into forestry and woodland policy in Wales.
RFS evidence includes a call for well funded and coordinated research for the development of management approaches for increasing forest resilience. It also highlights concerns about a reduction of forest cover in the country and loss of staff with forestry expertise from Natural Resources Wales (NRW).
To read evidence from the RFS you can visit here to see what they say about: Responding to climate change; Woodlands for people; A competitive and integrated forest sector; Environmental quality and the Challenges and Opportunities that arise from leaving the European Union.
The inquiry remit also looks at the Welsh Government’s delivery of its Woodlands for Wales strategy. The RFS have commented both on how it is contributing under the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015 and the Environment Act 2016 and how strategy will be considered in the context of emerging policies, plans and statements.
Details on the Consultation on the Forestry and woodland policy in Wales are available here