The latest British Woodlands Survey (BWS2014) has launched today and we welcome input from woodland owners and managers.
BWS2014 focusses on ancient woodland, planted ancient woodland sites (PAWS). Following on from BWS2012, this latest survey is exploring current management practices and attitudes towards ancient woodland. The project, jointly co-ordinated by the Sylva Foundation and the Woodland Trust, with funding support from Heritage Lottery, is part of a broader project on Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS) and ancient woodland.
The survey, available in Welsh and English, is not limited to owners who know they have PAWS or ancient woodland but is open to all woodland owners and managers who have an interest in woodland management.
If you took part in BWS2012, and asked to be kept in touch with future national surveys we will be sending you an email asking you to participate again. The survey is much shorter than BWS2012 and builds on some of the information we received then. We were delighted with the huge survey response in 2012 (1600 respondents) and we hope to match that again in 2014 so that we collect the views of as wide a cross-section of owners and managers as possible – voices that are perhaps often missing in policy discussions in our sector.
We do hope that you will join – or rejoin – and take part !