Woodland Star Rating is a self-assessment scheme based on the UK Forestry Standard* (UKFS).
The scheme aims to make more people aware of the UKFS, encourage sustainable forest management in all woodlands, and promote greater understanding of good woodland stewardship among the general public. We hope it acts as a stepping stone to the production of a UKFS-compliant management plan, and for those owners with an existing plan, that it helps them communicate the standard of their stewardship to others.
Woodland Star Rating score and report can be used as part of the evidence required to gain a Grown in Britain licence. To find out more about this and the benefits of a Grown in Britain licence click here.
* The UKFS sets out requirements and guidelines for good woodland stewardship.
Woodland Star Rating is a self-assessment scheme designed to help people understand the best approach to woodland management. The scheme is based on the UK Forestry Standard (UKFS)1.
We hope the Woodland Star Rating scheme will:
The scheme uses a light-touch approach that enables woodland owners to get a feel for what the UKFS means for the stewardship of their woodland. The Woodland Star Rating encourages woodland owners to advance their own stewardship standards and provides a step-by–step basis for moving towards a woodland management plan.
1. The UK Forestry Standard sets out requirements and guidelines for good woodland stewardship:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-uk-forestry-standard
Woodland Star Rating version 1.2
Woodland Star Rating is a self assessment tool; it is not an assurance scheme.
In combination with a woodland management plan and following assessment from a qualified assessor a Woodland Star Rating self assessment score and report may be used to provide a Grown in Britain licence. Issuing of a Grown in Britain licence is under the discretion of Grown in Britain. Sylva Foundation does not take responsibility for any of the information used from Woodland Star Rating to provide a Grown in Britain Licence.