In February Sylva’s Director for Forestry, Paul Orsi, visited Argyll to find out how the myForest service could help an innovative group of woodlands owners (read more). Since then both Sylva Foundation and the Argyll Small Woodland Co-operative have been working hard to develop and test a new collaborative tool.
The co-operative have been collecting and inputting data on behalf of members, as well as encouraging other owners to start to use the myForest service. Understanding and documenting the forest resource has been a vital first step to collaboration. The tool, once fully developed and tested, will allow the co-operative to query woodland information across its members and therefore allow them to assess opportunities for collaborative woodland management.
The new Query Tool provides a simple suite of filters, searches and report outputs based on a range of data including species, age and size, or presence of a Felling Licence application.
The Argyll Small Woodland Co-operative will continue to pilot this functionality on myForest over the next nine months with the plan for it to be released to other groups soon after.
If you run a similar co-operative, or would like to, please get in touch with Paul Orsi so that we can discuss how myForest could support you in future.
If you would like to join the Argyll Small Woodland Co-operative please contact Neil Donaldson at: email@example.com
Our thanks to Forestry Commission Scotland for funding this innovative project.