Durham Woodland Revival

Durham Woodland Revival is a project to manage woodlands and revitalise the forestry sector in County Durham. It is a Heritage Lottery funded project which aims to secure investment of £1m in woodlands and the forestry sector over the next few years.

The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is a partnership between Durham County Council, Woodland Trust and Forestry Commission England.

Woodland cover in the county is low and much of it is neglected and undermanaged, which has led to a decline in wildlife, amenity and timber value.  The project aims to provide farmers, woodland and land owners with support for timber mobilisation, community and social forestry initiatives, biodiversity improvements, support with accessing Countryside Stewardship grants and funding for machinery and/or capital works.

Information is being collated on current levels of woodland management and creation, and how future support can be best tailored to assist landowners and managers to manage woodlands and create new ones.

If you are a farmer, woodland owner or a manager of woodland in County Durham, or are considering creating new areas of woodland, we would like to hear from you to find out how the project can support your future plans.

Tel – 01765 609355

E-mail – will.richardson@ruraldevelopment.org.uk

You can follow the projects progress on Twitter @woodlandrevival

If you are interested in taking part as a community group, social enterprise or volunteer, you can contact:

Jill Essam
01388 528015/07807 002032