Bethesda and Abergwyngregyn Forest Resource Plan

Closes 31 May 2021

Opened 3 May 2021

Overview

Natural Resources Wales is responsible for the sustainable management of the publicly owned woodlands and forests of Wales. They are managed for the benefit and well-being of the people who visit them and depend on them for their livelihood. This responsibility includes improving their biodiversity and long-term resilience to climate change so that future generations will also be able to enjoy the benefits they provide. Every ten years Natural Resources Wales reviews the long-term management plans for each forest area. These are compiled in a new Forest Resource Plan.

Bethesda and Abergwyngregyn Forest Resource Plan covers three woodland areas, Parc y Bwlch, Braichmelyn and Abergwyngregyn, which you can see in the location map below. Each of the forests sit in close proximity to important village communities and have popular recreational use. 

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Below is a link to the Draft Plan and a Summary of the Objectives:

Bethesda and Abergwyngregyn Forest Resource Plan

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Abergwyngregyn

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Parc Y Bwlch and Braichmelyn

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Summary of the main changes that will occur in the forest:

  • Removal of the majority of conifers from Abergwyngregyn and restoration of native and ancient woodland features.
  • Clearfell of conifers from the upper slopes of Braichmelyn will be left to natural regeneration of a mixed woodland, and the lower areas will be managed under Low Impact Silvicultural Systems.
  • Clearfell at Parc Y Bwlch will be needed to manage the stability of the current crop, careful re stocking will improve the diversity and resilience of future woodlands.

 

Why we are consulting

We would like to know your opinion and views on the new plans for Bethesda and Abergwyngregyn so it can help us improve the long-term management of the forest.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Fly-fishing
  • Cockles
  • Flooding
  • Llifogydd
  • Community Volunteers
  • Gwirfoddolwyr Cymunedol
  • Management
  • English

Interests

  • Forest Management
  • Rheoli Coedwig