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CCFG Chairman

Bill Mason is the Chair of the CCFG. He lives in Edinburgh where he worked for Forest Research as a silvicultural researcher for several decades.

He has a long-standing interest in using Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) to diversify even-aged plantation forests and attempts to apply these principles in the management of family woodlands in the English Midlands.

 

CCFG Co-ordinator (England)

John Tewson is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, and prior to retirement was Head of Forestry and Land Management for Forestry England.

He has been a long standing advocate for CCF, particularly in the progression of 20th Century conifer plantations to rich, highly productive, species diverse forests.
He believes that on many sites the use of CCF, instead of clearfelling and restocking, would provide added visual amenity, added conservation benefits, and an overall increase in site productivity.
 
 

CCFG Co-ordinator (Wales)

Alec Dauncey is a Forestry Lecturer at Bangor University and also owns a spruce woodland in transformation to CCF. Forestry trips to mainland Europe in the 1990s opened his eyes to the potential for transformation of British forests.

He previously worked for the Forestry Commission as a Forest District Manager, (pushing the limits of CCF in design plans!) and as a policy officer in Cardiff and Whitehall. He lives in Aberystwyth.

 

CCFG Co-ordinator (Scotland)

Chris Tracey is based in Fort William as a forest planning manager for Forestry and Land Scotland.  She has previously worked for Forestry Commission in Yorkshire, the south of Scotland and Argyll in both District and Conservancy roles.

Her main experience of CCF was as a District Forester in the Scottish Borders and the Tweed Valley and through CCFG.

 

CCFG Treasurer

Jim Ralph lives in Cwmystwyth, Mid Wales, and works for Natural Resources Wales as a Land Stewardship Senior Officer.

He was introduced to Continuous Cover Forestry in the 1990’s when he started work in Mid Wales, with The Forestry Commission. He is a participant in CCF in some woodlands that he owns, and has supported the group for several years now.

 

CCFG Administrator

Michelle Raisborough is the Administrator for CCFG and based in Northern Scotland. Michelle loves being out in nature and enjoys walking and cycling in the woods nearby.

Michelle can be contacted via e-mail administrator@ccfg.org.uk

   

ProSilva Representative

Jonathan Hulson is the ProSilva Representative.