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Partnerships

The RFS is delighted to work in partnership with a number of other organisations to drive forward common goals.

 

Action Oak 

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The Action Oak initiative is seeking to raise £15 million for research and monitoring to help safeguard the 121 million oaks in UK woodlands. The RFS supports the initiative and is represented on the Knowledge Exchange and Management Practice sub-committee. Find out more about the Action Oak Knowledge Review here

 

Climate Change Accord 

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We are a signatory and active member of the Climate Change Accord which was signed by 35 forestry organisations in 2015. Chief Executive Simon Lloyd chairs the Forestry Climate Change Working Group (FCCWG) which spearheaded the Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation of forests, woods and trees in England Report launched in 2018. Find out more and read the full report here

 

 

Tree Charter

The Tree Charter brings together more than 70 organisations. It sets out the principles for a society in which people and trees can stand stronger together and was launched in Lincoln Castle on 6 November 2017 - the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of the Forest. So far more than 139,700 people have signed the Tree Charter.

RFS Chief Executive Simon Lloyd is a member of the Tree Charter UK Board which has responded to the DEFRA consultation on Protecting and Enhancing England’s Trees and Woodlands. Download the response here

 

UK Squirrel Accord 

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The RFS is a signatory of the UK Squirrel Accord (UKSA) which is supported by more than 30 forestry, conservation, government and landowner organisations across the UK  and a member of the UKSA Executive Committee. As a member of the UK Squirrel Accord we are backing research into immuno-contraceptives and have raised more than £40,000 towards this five-year research project. Find out more here 

 

 

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