- Diversity – of tree species, woodland types, management styles and tenure – and this is designed to underpin a wide range of:
- environmental benefits, including ecological resilience;
- economic and social opportunities, including diversity in timber production and processing.
- Native woodland, community woodlands, farm woodlands, rural development forestry, urban woodlands and small woodlands being treated as core forms of forestry, equally as important as large conifer plantations.
- Forests and woodlands are available in smaller, less expensive units that are affordable for a wider range of people.
- Pragmatic approaches to integration among land uses; such that woodland contributes to farming, deer management, catchment management and fishing, conservation and tourism.
People and governance
- Forestry that is more inclusive and socially just i.e. many more forests are owned and managed by people of ordinary means and by local people.
- Governance of forestry that is more democratic and accountable to people in general; and less under the influence of vested interests.
- A greater diversity of forest-related and timber utilisation businesses. Small businesses need to receive adequate attention and support as well as large ones; in particular small scale timber processing needs to be encouraged as part of a thriving timber processing sector.
- Forestry and timber utilisation becomes more locally-focused and less centralised. We grow a greater proportion of what we need closer to where we need it – this reduces timber miles