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CCFG’s 25th Anniversary will be celebrated with an evening dinner with speakers at The Castle Hotel, Llandovery on Thursday 29th September 2016. See the news release and flyer for more details about CCFG events please visit our events pages. The AGM will be at 5pm.

BioWild Project

The ANW Deutschland e.V. (Pro Silva Germany association, headed by Hans von der Goltz) started at the end of 2015 a project called “BioWild”, dealing with the disequilibrium between natural forest regeneration / forest biodiversity and ungulate populations in Germany. In close cooperation with the universities of Dresden (Prof. Michael Muller), Gottingen (Prof. Christian Ammer) and Munich (Prof. Thomas Knoke) 25,000 hectares of forest lands will be monitored within 5 pilot regions for the upcoming 6 years. Our key objective is to promote biodiverse, mixed, stable and resilient forests. Based on field observations the BioWild-Project memberswill demonstrate to the public, and to the participating forest owners and hunters in particular, which immediate and long term ecologic and economic effects their decisions have on silvicultural issues, biodiversity or hunting. For this purpose the project results will be processed as easily understandable demonstration sites in the pilot regions. Guiding principles for policy and decision support will also be formulated. If you want to get more information about the BioWild-Project, please go to

CCFG Event
Date: Thursday 2 June, 2016

Location: The Weasenham Estate & Sennowe Park, Norfolk

Description: The 2016 England Field Visit was held on Thursday the 2nd of June 2016 in Norfolk. The morning was spent at Weasenham Estate courtesy of Toby Coke and the afternoon was at Sennowe Park courtesy of Tom Cook with picnic lunch at Sennowe Park. An extract of a case study (  PDF, 500 KB) produced by Scott Wilson has been kindly provided to give some initial insights. A report will be made available in due course.

CCFG Event
Date: May to July, 2016

Details: (FC course ref. 3.48B CCF 2 -Silviculture)

Description: The Forestry Commission courses for 2016 are as follows:
  • 24 & 25th May 2016 – Lyndhurst
  • 26 & 27th May 2016 – Lyndhurst
  • 7 & 8th June 2016 – Ruthin
  • 9 & 10th June 2016 – Ruthin
  • 5 & 6th July 2016 – Aboyne
  • 7 & 8th July 2016 – Aboyne

The courses will be led by Jens Haufe. For bookings or enquiries please contact Katrina Gardner.

Full details are provided in the attached flyer (  PDF, 65 KB) including details for FC course ref. 3.48 CCF 1 – Late Transformation and FC course ref. 3.48C CCF 3 – Operations. All courses are open to external participants provided spaces are available but please note that modules 3.48 and 3.48C are primarily designed for FC staff and the FC reserve the right to cancel external bookings if more places are required for FC staff.

Internship Sought

CCFG have been contacted by a French student seeking a 3 month internship in the UK from September to December 2016. The student is seeking to work on a Pro Silva / CCF project. Please contact Mandy our administrator if you are interested and would like to see the CV.

Pro Silva Ireland held a field visit in Knockrath Forest, County Wicklow. This was a particularly important event in terms of promoting Pro Silva outside of the Pro Silva network since Duncan Stuart and the EcoEye Team recorded some of the days discussions for the EcoEye TV programme which is a very popular TV programme in Ireland. In addition, Donal Magner, Forestry Editor for the Irish Farmers Journal wrote an article about the day which helps promote Pro Silva principles to a new audience.