Forestry Commission England are recruiting for a woodland officer for the County Durham area. Click here for more details and how to apply. Deadline for applications is the 16th July 2017.

An opportunity has arisen for a Temporary Durham Woodland Revival Development Manager required for 15 months. Durham Woodland Revival has brought together organisations from the forestry sector to develop woodland habitat networks through better managed forests, new planting and community involvement across four distinct areas of County Durham. Employed by Durham County Council on behalf […]

Being run by the Deer Initiative this event is an  opportunity to develop techniques and maintain standards to ensure quality venison is produced from all culled wild deer. .  There are practical demonstrations and discussion to develop: Gralloching techniques in the field (large and small carcasses) Extraction techniques and equipment Larder management  – chillers and […]

Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier 2017 will be open for applications from today, Friday 10 March 2017, until 5 May 2017 when initial applications must be submitted.  This includes support for managing existing woodland through Woodland Improvement grant. Guidance is available on the Woodland Support page of GOV.UK, including the Higher Tier Manual, Annex 5, individual […]

This free workshop will bring together managers of ash research sites, concerned land-owners and managers of woodlands experiencing or threatened by Chalara ash dieback.  The aim is to share information and experience and to renew partnerships in ash genetics and tree improvement research. Speakers at the workshop will be:- Dr Jo Clark (Earth Trust)- The […]

Forest Research, the research agency of the Forestry Commission, is calling on all forest harvesting machinery owners and operators to complete its forest machinery census  – and provide valuable data about the current state of the harvesting resource in England, Scotland and Wales. The survey, seeks to understand the nature, size and capability of the harvesting […]