|Date:||Wed 15 October, 9.30 – 4.00 pm
|Location:||Clocaenog Forest, Denbigh, North Wales|
|Description:||We shall be looking at a range of issues, including diversification through underplanting, restructuring after catastrophic wind damage and PAWS regeneration. For more information see programme.
|Date:||Thurs 11 – Sun 14 Sept
|Description:||This year’s Pro Silva conference was based in Zurich with field visits to forests in the east of Switzerland.
|Date:||Wed 27 Aug
|Location:||Faskally and Atholl Estates, Perthshire|
|Description:||In the morning we visited Baluain on the Atholl Estate where regeneration of the existing larch plantation has been managed using a group selection system. In the afternoon we went to Faskally Forest where transformation towards an irregular forest was started 60 years ago.
|Date:||Thurs 5 June
|Location:||Woodlands of West Cumbria|
|Description:||This year CCFG England’s field visit was to Miterdale and Blengdale Forests and linked in with the final day of our 2014 Conference.
Miterdale CCF Site Guide (3.1 Mb)
Blengdale CCF Site Guide (2.5 Mb)
|Date:||3 – 5 June
|Location:||Braithwaite Institute, Cumbria|
|Description:||Transcripts and reports from the conference will be available on the CCFG website very soon. We would like to thank everyone who made the conference such a success for their time, support and enthusiasm.
Go to web pages with Conference Report and Resources
CCFG National Conference 2014
Background And Theme
The goals of the conference were to:
- Present latest developments in CCF management systems, especially focusing on the potential of CCF to promote sustainability and resilience.
- Demonstrate examples of CCF in practice, under a range of management objectives.
- Identify future measures that could result in wider adoption of CCF in Britain including consideration of aspects relevant to research and policy.
The conference attracted 140 participants from across the British Isles and from North America. Presenters included leading researchers, policy-makers and practitioners. The programme comprised both plenary sessions and site visits to Wythop and Thirlemere Forests, with technical presentations taking place in the two woodlands. There was also an optional third day of site visits to the western Lakes.
Programme, Talks and Presentations
Menu of CCFG National Conference 2014 Content:
- 2014 Conference Information– the original proposal document which sets out the context and themes of the conference.
- Research Poster Display – posters of 8 research projects which were on display in the Conference premises, 4 of which were winners of a student poster award funded by the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh.
- 2014 Conference Resources – the outputs from the conference: pdfs of speaker presentations (some also in MP4 format); conference report; photographs.
We are grateful to the Forestry Commission for providing funding for the conference report and these web pages, enabling presentations and discussion from the conference to be made available to a wider audience.
Thanks also to the Scottish Forestry Trust for their support for the conference, including funding our visiting Keynote Speaker, Klaus Puettmann, Professor of Silvicultural Alternatives, Oregon State University.
We would like to thank the Local Organising Committee and in particular Ted Wilson, who worked tirelessly to present an excellent programme and make the conference such a success, and the speakers, volunteers, delegates and many others who contributed in so many ways.
Our thanks too to all our partners and sponsors who supported the conference with both generous donations and/or in kind.