A British Ecological Society Special Interest Group
The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, which scrutinises the work of Defra, is conducting an inquiry into how effectively current government policy supports a thriving forest economy and environment.
The Committee is seeking recommendations on how effectively current government policies achieve the objectives below and how they should be developed in future to:
The BES Policy Team is working with the Forest Ecology Special Interest Group to respond to the inquiry. We are keen to hear from members of the SIG, especially in relation to the final objective, of ensuring that the right forestry research is funded and integrated into policy development.
If you would like to contribute to our response, please contact Ben Connor, Policy Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 3 October with any key points or responses to the questions identified above.