31 Jan '13, 9pm

England Decides Not to Sell Off Public Forests

England Decides Not to Sell Off Public Forests

Creates Trust to Hold Them for Future Generations The government of England has backtracked and decided that it won't sell a significant portion (about 15%) of the public forests it holds, but will instead create a trust to hold them for future generations."The new body will have greater independence from Government and greater freedom to manage its resources and maximise its income but with the right safeguards in place to operate for the long-term benefit of people, nature and the economy," said UK Environment Secretary Owen Paterson. Flickr /CC BY 2.0 Kudos to Save Our Woods (SoW) for fighting the good fight and raising awareness about public forests in England. The half a million names that they collected in a petition against the proposed disposal of public forested land certainly helped. SoW describes their mission thus on their about page : We formed Save Our Woods,...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/england-de...

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