Views sought for plan to manage forests near Carno

People who visit or use Natural Resources Wales (NRW) managed forests near Carno are being asked to give their views on a plan to manage local forestry.

NRW - which manages the Welsh Government Woodland Estate - is holding a public consultation to provide residents with the opportunity to influence the future management of the forests for the next 10 years and beyond.

The plan covers six woodlands in Powys covering approximately 324 hectares and aims to increase the diversify of tree species to make the woodlands more resilient to climate change, and pests and diseases. It also aims to maintain a sustainable supply of timber production.

Richard Phipps, NRW Senior Officer - Forest Planning said:
“A well-managed forest provides all sorts of benefits to the climate, biodiversity, the local economy and to people’s wellbeing.
“We are asking people who spend time in these forests to give us their views on our plan to make sure it’s benefiting the area.”

The plans can be read and responded to by visiting NRW’s consultation website on:

Alternatively, people can call 0300 065 3000 and ask to speak with NRW officers responsible for the consultation. From there they will be able to send out hard copies of the documents on request.

People who want to send feedback by post can send it to: Tŷ Cambria, 29 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0TP.

All feedback and questions will need to be returned by 27 April 2023 at the latest.