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Take the survey!

The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is urging as many organisations as possible to take part in a survey which will help identify what current and future skills are needed within forestry and woodland management. 

By Wendy Necar · June 9, 2021

Lantra, Confor, Natural Resources Wales and the Forestry Commission have commissioned the second 5-year study to keep track of skills and ensure the right direction of education.

Whatever size or type of organisation, please help ensure the right skills are developed:

  • If you are an organisation working with trees and woodlands please go to the survey here, it should take no more than 5 minutes and is available in English & Welsh.
  • If you provide training or education in forestry and tree related skills/subjects there is a separate survey here asking in more detail about the training you provide.

RFS Chief Executive Christopher Williams says: “ The RFS is committed to working with other members of the Forestry Skills Forum to develop and deliver a new Forestry Skills Action Plan to build a forestry workforce that will be able to meet the UK’s targets for more, better-managed and productive woodland.

“Well-managed woods help address the big challenges of our times, including a changing climate, loss of natural habitats and people’s wellbeing and access to nature.  The results of this survey will feed into that work.”