WHAT DOES THE FORESTRY COMMISSION DO?
Guardians of the forest
The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for protecting and sustaining our UK forests. They manage one million hectares of land, and two thirds of the estate lies within National Parks, designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Sites of Special Scientific Interest. They plant and harvest trees, boosting local economies and ensuring that, as a nation, we are less dependent on imported woods. They protect rare and endangered species that find a home in the forests, and they are the custodians of our forests as places for people to enjoy.