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New Education Manager joins RFS

Phil Tanner has been appointed Education Manager for the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) with a mandate to deliver first-class support for those working in woodland management, for students and educational establishments.

He says:“The RFS is well placed to develop high-quality and relevant resources which will help colleges to keep their students well informed and up to date, and which will also be informative and helpful to those already involved in woodland management.

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RFS Education Manager, Phil Tanner: supporting woodland managers and owners, colleges and student

“The RFS has a proud history of delivering well-respected qualifications which meet the needs of the forestry industry at all levels and, as we look to the future of both formal and informal education and training, we will be opening discussions with colleges, RFS members and others within the industry to identify and prioritise any new resources.”

Phil, 33, was formerly Curriculum Team Leader for Countryside Management qualifications at Moulton College (part of the University of Northampton), and before that ran countryside courses at Cirencester Sixth Form College. He gained his BSc(Hons) in Countryside Management at Aberystwyth University, spending time in Montana University’s Forestry Department studying the impact of squirrels on forestry.

He has also run a rare breeds farm in North London and acted as a Conservation in Action Warden for the National Trust.

Phil can be contacted at the RFS headquarters at The Hay Barns on the Upton Estate near Banbury, or call 01295 678588 or email education@rfs.org.uk.