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Forest, fisheries and water workshop

A workshop was held to bring together representatives from the forestry, fisheries and water sectors to discuss topics relevant to these groups

Stream flowing over rocks with trees at the side of the river bank

Workshop 20th March 2013

The Gateway Centre, Shrewsbury

A workshop was held to bring together representatives from the forestry, fisheries and water sectors to discuss topics relevant to these groups.

The workshop had good attendance and was welcomed as a productive way to discuss the topics under consideration. A series of introductory presentations were followed by consideration of sustainable forest management, fisheries and water from each sector. Two specific topics were then introduced followed by question and answer sessions: managing forests in acid sensitive catchments and the use of cypermethrin in forestry.

For more information contact: Michelle Van-Velzen:
michelle.van-velzen@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

Presentations

Introductions

  • Joanne Sherwood, Head of Natural Resources – Welcome and introduction
  • Jennifer Dack, Natural Resources Wales – Sustainable inland fisheries - an agenda for change
  • Michelle van-Velzen, Natural Resources Wales – Sustainable forest management

Sector views

  • Simon Evans, Wye and Usk Foundation – A view from a fisherman
  • Graham Taylor, Pryor and Rickett Silviculture – A view from a forester
  • Tara Froggatt, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water – A view from a water company

Managing forests in acid sensitive catchments

  • Tom Nisbet, Forest Research – Managing forests in acid sensitive catchments – UK Forest Standard Practice Guide
  • Barbara Spence, Natural Resources Wales – Implementing the practice guide in Wales

Cypermethrin

  • Michelle van-Velzen, Natural Resources Wales – Reviewing the use of cypermethrin on the Welsh Government Woodland Estate
  • Roger Moore, Forest Research – Using cypermethrin in forestry and finding alternatives
  • Bob Vaughan, Natural Resources Wales – Monitoring the risks from cypermethrin in Wales

Documents discussed during the workshop

Document: Available from:
UK Forest Standard Practice Guide: managing forests in acid sensitive catchments Published by Forestry Commission in 2014
Sustainable inland fisheries: an agenda for change Agenda for change
Forestry Commission Research Note 16: Forestry and surface water acidification. March 2014 Forestry Commission: Research Note 16
Woodlands for water: woodland measures for meeting Water Framework Directive measures Forestry Commission: Woodlands for water
Systematic review: What is the impact of "liming" of streams and rivers on the abundance and diversity of fish and invertebrate populations? Collaboration for Environmental Evidence: streams and rivers
Systematic review: What is the impact of 'liming" lakes on the abundance and diversity of lake biota? Collaboration for Environmental Evidence: lakes
P.ramorum outbreak response, Statutory Plant Health Order fellings and water quality management Natural Resources Wales - Phytophthora ramorum

 

Phytophthora ramorum in Wales - Disease Management Strategy
Information on forests and acidification is available from this weblink and includes detailed reports looking at modelling long term responses in the Galloway catchment in Scotland. Forestry Commission: Information on forests and acidification
Further information on chemical use in forestry can be found on Pesticide resources and information Forestry Commission: Pesticide resources and information
Two specific publications referred to at the workshop were: Practice Guide - Reducing pesticide use in Forestry Operational Guidance Booklet 15 (for FC [and NRW] staff) – Using Chemicals in the Forest A Forestry Commission: Guidance on pesticide reduction

 

Forestry Commission: Using chemicals in the forest
Strategic approach to the restoration of the afforested peat resource. This guides long term plans and implementation on Welsh Government Woodland Estate through a toolkit to prescribe management actions. Looked at long term viability of sites (inc their resilience to expected conditions from climate change) peat forming factors and afforested peatland restoration and management on the biodiversity, hydrology and greenhouse gas (GHG) benefits. The toolkit provides national and field based assessment schemes based on rule based criteria, proxy factors and thresholds for the assessment of afforested peatland in Wales viable for restoration - with GIS assessment and improved deep peat distribution mapping Forestry Commission: Woodlands and Peat

 

Forestry Commission: Strategic Assessment of the Afforested Peat Resource in Wales

 

Forestry Commission: Field Assessment Tool for Deep Peat
WG strategy for woodlands and trees Woodlands for Wales and the eight supporting policy positions Woodlands for Wales – Wales Woodland Strategy

 

Welsh Government Forestry Policy

 

Welsh Government: Forestry
Reports on monitoring cypermethrin use in forestry: as published Cypermethrin use in forestry and its impact on Welsh streams. Environment Agency Wales, Cardiff, 2010.

 

Monitoring of cypermethrin use in Welsh forests 2011 – 2011 : available on request

Related document downloads

Cypermethrin Presentations A review of the use of cypermethrin on the Welsh Government Woodland Estate PDF [6.2 MB]
Sector Views Presentations Forestry from a river’s perspective PDF [18.1 MB]
Introductory Presentations Forests, fisheries and water PDF [8.6 MB]
Forestry Commission Research Note 16 PDF [2.2 MB]
Forestry Commission Field Assessment Tool for Deep Peat PDF [259.7 KB]

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