The Woodland Strategy Advisory Panel advises on trees and woodlands.
What we do
The Panel has 17 members. Their interests and experience span most of the diverse roles of woodlands in Wales.
They advise on:
the development of policies relating to trees and woodlands in Wales
advice on the implementation of the Woodland for Wales Strategy
commissioning research and evidence to support forestry policy development
The Minister for Natural Resources selected the membership of the panel. The appointments will be for a minimum 2 years.
to advise on the development of policy relating to trees and woodlands in Wales. This includes the Welsh Government Woodland Strategy and/or Action Plan
to advise on the implementation of the Wales Woodland Strategy. This is based on a thorough understanding of the legislation, policies and activity relating to trees and woodlands
to advise on the commissioning of research and evidence to support the development of forestry policy. This includes reviewing the progress on delivering the Forestry Commission Science and Innovation Strategy
to develop networking opportunities and work in partnership. Our aim is to promote sustainable woodlands and forests delivering benefits for all
horizon scanning to ensure that forestry policy and strategy responds to new issues
to act as the panel from which a Committee of Reference can be drawn. The panel also report to Welsh Ministers on disputed decisions of Natural Resources Wales, as prescribed in the Forestry Act (1967)
to act as the panel from which a sub-committee can be drawn. The panel can advise in disputed cases under Glastir Woodlands. Case reports can aid officials or to the Glastir Independent Review Panel in making a decision
to advise on specific issues assigned to the panel