Welcome to the CCFG public resources page. This page contains general information about Continuous Cover Forestry and related information from ProSilva Europe and other partner organisations. In addition, CCFG members may access additional resources and information in the Member Area.
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Progress of Adoption of Alternative Silvicultural Systems: an independent review by Scott McGraw Wilson, March 2013
Dr. Wilson's independent review, which received the Scottish Forestry Trust's Cyril Hart Memorial Award in 2013, provides a valuable update to the work undertaken by Cyril Hart OBE almost 20 years earlier (FC bulletin 115).
The project used conventional enquiry methods of literature review, expert and owner/manager discussions, and a programme of rapid-appraisal field visits. It provides a wide-ranging overview of developments to date, and the difficulties encountered, and includes 30 case studies and recommendations for promoting the adoption of ATC.
Dr Wilson gave a presentation on his research project, at the CCFG National Conference in 2014. View slides in pdf format.
ProSilva Congress, Logarska dolina, Slovinia
20th Anniversary Conference of the founding of ProSilva
24th-27th September 2009
|Prof. Jürgen Bauhus
University of Freiburg, Germany
Science for improvement of close-to-nature forestry
Forstverwaltung des Kreises Herzogtum Lauenburg
Best practices of close-to-nature forestry and challenges for research
|Prof. J. Bo. Larsen
Close to nature forestry, educational outreach and public relations
NGO and IUCN stand point on sustainable use of forest resources and linking research and education
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ProSilva Congress, Freudenstadt, Germany
Minutes from the 4th Congress (18-21 June 2008) are included here.
SelectFor Continuous Cover Silviculture and Mensuration
A new silviculture report by Andy Poore has been published. The report provides comprehensive information about silvicultural systems and mensuration at Stourhead (Western) Estate, Wiltshire. A download version of the report is available here.
Poore, A. (2007). Continuous cover silviculture and mensuration in mixed conifers at the Stourhead (Western) estate, Wiltshire, UK. SelectFor Ltd., Dorset. 39 pp.