Southern Ebbw Forest Resource Plan

Closed 13 Jan 2021

Opened 9 Dec 2020

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.

Southern Ebbw Forest Resource Plan covers 11 woodlands to the north of Cardiff and Newport, and South and East of Caerphilly. Many of the woodlands are popular with visitors and locals for informal recreation.

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

Southern Ebbw Forest 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 Southern Ebbw so it can help us improve the long-term management of the forest.

What happens next

A summary of the consultation responses and outcomes will be available on this website 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Management
  • English

Interests

  • Forest Management