Forest Resource Plans

View and comment on our proposed plans for the Forest Estate

a meeting at Garwnant in a diary

Forest resource plans

The forest resource plan is a core management document used on the Welsh Government’s Woodland Estate. It lays out proposals for the future management of a woodland in accordance with current policy and practice.

These plans are far reaching, with a strong emphasis on delivering social, economic and environmental benefits, incorporating the ecosystem approach to land management.

Plan duration

The plans are approved for an initial period of ten years, with the period beyond (50+ years) being approved in outline. This allows for a review of the document and revision if necessary.

All plans include a long term vision for the woodland and form the framework for detailed work programmes to be developed.

Comment on our plans and proposals

The Welsh Government’s Woodland Estate is independently certified as sustainably managed under the UK Woodland Assurance Standard. Keeping people informed of management proposals affecting their local woodlands is an important part of maintaining this certification.

Forest Resource Plans: Explanation of maps and how these
deliver biodiversity and environmental benefits.

The importance of feedback

We gather the views from a range of different stakeholders during the development of a forest resource plan. This helps develop the plan and balance and prioritise the sometimes competing objectives.

Plans will be made available on this site for comment and once approved will remain available for viewing. 

Approved plans

Below are the plans that have been approved to date.

Mid Wales

North West Wales

South Central Wales

South East Wales

South West Wales

Plans under development

Below are the plans that are currently under development. We welcome any comments that you may have.

Mid Wales

North East Wales

North West Wales

South East Wales

South West Wales

If you have any comments or feedback on Forest Resource Planning, you can contact the Forest Resource Planning team at