GIS course – management planning using myForest

posted on February 2, 2018

The Royal Forestry Society has announced further courses in its excellent line up for woodland owners, managers and others, including a GIS course using Sylva Foundation’s myForest.

Friday, 19 October 2018

myForest service

myForest service

myForest is a free to use online web tool ( designed to help woodland owners and managers produce management plans. The system allows users to map their woodlands, add information (including inventory and work programme) and produce management plans using Forestry Commission England’s template.

Course leader Paul Orsi (Director for Forestry at Sylva Foundation) will take participants through the whole management planning process, from a woodland survey through to producing management plans which can be approved by a Forestry Commission Woodland Officer. Participants will learn how to create a myForest account, map a woodland area, add attribute data, and generate a management plan and associated maps. We will look at what is required from a good management plan and how myForest can help you with this.

This course is aimed at owners of small woodlands who are keen to learn how to create their own management plan.

For more information on the course and how to book, click here



  1. Hi,

    Thank you for the latest newsletter. The “GIS course – management planning using myForest” being run in October . . . is there any plan to develop / run an ‘online’ course which covers this? For those of us who do not live ‘around the corner’ it could be very useful.


    Alan Berry
    (aka Ogbear Wood)

    Comment by Ogbear Wood — February 16, 2018 @ 11:50 am

  2. What a pity this course is in the very south of the country and difficult to get to for us northerners. We do have forests up here as well you know.

    Comment by Ian Jack — February 16, 2018 @ 4:33 pm

  3. Thanks Alan. Actually we plan to offer a series of myForest webinars later in the year. Keep an eye out for news of these in our newsletters.

    Comment by Gabriel Hemery — February 20, 2018 @ 9:45 am

  4. Thanks Ian.
    This is our first myForest course and we are pleased to be partnering with RFS to deliver. It’s good to know that there is interest from people across the country.
    If successful we will run more courses in the coming years in different parts of the country.

    Comment by Gabriel Hemery — February 20, 2018 @ 9:46 am

  5. I’m pleased to see there’s a possibility of this course being offered elsewhere.
    I live in Northern Ireland so unless you are planning to systematically offer the course in all regions I expect I will have to travel to GB to attend in any case, even if it is moved north, sadly!

    Comment by Andrew Clark — February 27, 2018 @ 10:43 pm

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