The Duke of Cornwall’s Award for Resilient Multi-Purpose Forestry

The purpose of this Award is to recognise woods that are managed for ecological and economic resilience to threats such as pests, diseases and climate change in order to meet commercial, environmental and social objectives.

Entries are invited from forest owners or managers from the private, public or voluntary sectors.

  • Woodland entered must conform to the UK Forestry Standard requirements and guidelines and UKWAS requirements but need not be certified or under any grant scheme. All entries must conform to all legal requirements such as felling licences.
  • Where an entry contains one or more Sites/Areas of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI/ASSI) and / or Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) the percentage that this forms of the total area entered must be proportional and representative of the rest of the woodland on the estate and management must have been agreed with the appropriate statutory nature conservation body.
  • Woods must be at least 20 hectares. There is no upper limit for the area that can be entered into the competition, but entrants should be able to demonstrate the award-winning qualities of their site within a half-day visit from our judges.

First Prize: A trophy and £500 cash prize

Second Prize: A certificate and £250 cash prize.

For further information please see our Rules & Guidelines and Entry Form.

Winners will be announced at the EIF Awards Ceremony on 24 October 2024. Watch this space!