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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Ash dieback: new management plan launched

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26/03/2013

The government has produced a chalara or ash dieback management plan which sets out a number of actions to help reduce the spread of the disease.
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Ash fungus: latest news

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17/12/2012

As the number of sites infected with ash die-back doubles to 291 in just a month, researchers are trying to beat the disease by 'crowd sourcing' the scientific community to analyse the genes of the fungus that causes it. But has the government already given up the fight?
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Climbing MP named as a Sports Parliamentarian of the Year

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05/12/2012

David Rutley, the MP for Macclesfield, has been named as a Sport and Recreation Alliance Sports Parliamentarian of the Year for 2012. Co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Mountaineering Group, David Rutley has committed immense time and energy into giving climbing and hill walking a voice in parliament.
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Ash-dieback: advice to walkers and climbers

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09/11/2012

The arrival of the fungus chalara fraxinea in Britain has cast a shadow over the future of one of Britain’s iconic tree species. Climbers and hill walkers can play their part in spotting the disease, but, as Ed Douglas reports, the government’s best scientific advice suggests access restrictions won’t help.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Qualified welcome for forestry report

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04/07/2012

The BMC welcomes the publication of the Independent Panel on Forestry report and its recommendations to enhance public access – but argues these don’t go far enough in securing access for climbers and hill walkers.
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Future of our Forestry: progress report

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09/12/2011

The Independent Panel on Forestry set up in March of this year to advise Government on forestry and woodland policy, released a progress report yesterday outlining their current thinking on the future of our forested estates.
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BMC submits views on future of forestry

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29/07/2011

The BMC has today submitted their views to the Independent Panel, set up to advise Government on the future of England’s forests and woods.
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BMC calls for members' Forestry Tales

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30/05/2011

The Forestry Commission, which owns and runs 18% of England's woods, has announced significant changes after its budget was cut. These cuts could impact on the public services it currently provides. It is therefore important that the BMC help shape any future recommendations for our forests, by giving the Independent Panel on Forestry our views on why we value forests and woods so much.
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Forestry panel opens doors for views

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19/05/2011

The Independent Panel on Forestry is inviting everyone interested in forests and woods to come forward, share their views and join in a public conversation. Following its second meeting, the Panel is also pleased to announce its initial visits: to the Forest of Dean, Northumberland and Kent.
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Outdoor experts speak up for forest access

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10/05/2011

Nine organisations, representing a broad range of people who care about and enjoy the great outdoors, have today (10th May) issued a statement to the Chair of the Independent Panel on Forestry, Bishop of Liverpool James Jones, expressing their concerns and hopes for the future of public access to all our forests and woodland.
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