North East Community Forest: The Forest Team

North East Community Forest: The Forest Team

To manage the North East Community Forest we are creating a new Forest Team.

Initially this will comprise two posts, a Forest Manager and Community Woodland Officer.

How will the Forest Team be funded?

The six core authorities have committed £75,000 a year towards the initial costs of this new forest team, with match funding from the Trees for Climate Fund.

The team will then look to secure and manage additional funding from a range of other sources, including grants, consultancy work, corporate social responsibility, carbon finance, unrestricted donations, and other innovative  mechanisms such as through the planning system.

What will the Forest Team do?

Once employed, in the North East Community Forest's first 12 months, the Forest Team will be tasked – with the support of the NECF partnership - with producing a Forest Plan, identifying where trees, woodland and other natural habitat might be planted and consulting communities on their aspirations.

This Forest Plan will then go out to full public consultation.

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