We are a government department responsible for managing Forestry Commission forests and work to support woodland management.
Forestry Commission forests are public forests open to access on foot, bicycle and horseback. We aim to manage them in the best public interest, creating and sustaining forests and woodlands which are attractive as well as productive, useful to the community and pleasant places for people to visit, rich in wildlife, both plant and animal, and where the natural and cultural heritage is safely conserved.
For woodland owners and managers the Forestry Commission offer advice and support through the England Woodland Grant Scheme. More widely, the Forestry Commission work in partnership with a range of national, regional and local bodies to promote and secure the benefits which woodlands offer to the region. These include a place for recreation, a place to observe wildlife, a source of woodland products and a contribution to the landscape.