South Yorkshire Forest Partnership
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Woodlands, wetlands, farmland, meadows, wildlife, industrial sites and residential areas are all part of the Community Forest, but at it's heart are over a million people, who live within its boundary.
Since its inception in 1991, the Partnership has facilitated massive economic and environmental regeneration projects within South Yorkshire. We work closely with partner organisations including the Forestry Commission, Objective 1, Rotherham & Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Councils, and Sheffield City Council to turn ugly and abused land into beautiful, useful landscapes rich in biodiversity.
We plant trees of course, but we also work with the authorities and local industries to promote sustainable use of resources, with communities to educate and encourage healthy, sustainable enjoyment of their green spaces and wildlife and with businesses to develop attractive settings for investment. We create practical networks that provide ongoing support for these activities and feed into the vital development of a ‘green infrastructure’ for South Yorkshire. Download: 2002 Forest Plan
The South Yorkshire Forest Partnership is one of England’s Community Forests, a national partnership that is regenerating and revitalising the greenspace in and around some of our major towns and cities, creating well-wooded environments for work, wildlife, recreation and education. Together, the twelve Community Forests are helping to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of over half of England's population.
England's Community Forests were initially sponsored with national funding from the Countryside Agency and the Forestry Commission and they work with local authorities and a wide range of public, private, voluntary and community partners to create better places and more sustainable communities.
To find out more about England's Community Forests please visit www.communityforest.org.uk
Each Community Forest has carved out a unique role according to the needs and opportunities within their region, but all share a common agenda that addresses issues around health, sustainable communities, inward investment and regeneration and green infrastructure.
Visit the other Community Forests websites
Forest of Avon
Forest of Marston Vale
Forest of Mercia
Red Rose Forest
South Yorkshire Forest
Thames Chase Forest
The Great North Forest
Great Western Forest
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