Brecon Beacons (East) Forest Resource Plan

Closes 9 May 2021

Opened 12 Apr 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, which set out the long-term vision for these woodlands and are the basis for 25-year silvicultural programmes of work (management of the trees) that set out to deliver this vision.

The Brecon Beacons East Forest Resource Plan covers 385.94 hectares and is made up of 8 woodlands in Monmouthshire, 5 of which are within the Brecon Beacons National Park. The woodlands are situated to the west and south of Abergavenny, and to the north and east of Blaenavon.

Below is a link to the summary of objectives for the plan:

Brecon Beacons (East) Resource Plan Summary of Objectives

This document helps to explain some of the categories shown on the maps below:

Explanation of map keys

 

Maps

 

Map 1 - Long Term Primary Management Objectives

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Map 2 - Forest Management Systems

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Map 3 – Indicative Forest Types and Habitats

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

  • Clear felling of larch and other conifers in the next ten years
  • More broadleaves along river corridors
  • Restoration of Ancient Woodland

Why we are consulting

We would like to know your opinion and views on the new plans for Brecon Beacons (East) so it can help us improve the long-term management of the forest.

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Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Management
  • English

Interests

  • Forest Management