2017 Duke of Cornwall Award for Resilient Multi-Purpose Forestry
This Award recognises woodlands that are managed for ecological and economic resilience. This includes adaptation to environmental change such as pests, disease and the threat of climate change in order to meet commercial, environmental and/or social objectives.
All woods, or groups of woods under the same management, of between 20 hectares and 200 hectares are eligible. Both newly created and existing woods are eligible. Judges are looking for evidence of adaptation management strategies which are intended to increase the ability of the wood to withstand environmental change.
Entries are invited from all woodland owners, or forest managers, from the private, public or voluntary sectors from acrosss Eastern England and the Midlands (Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands).
The Award will normally consist of:-
First Prize: A trophy (to be held for one year) with a cash prize of £500 and a Certificate.
Second Prize: A cash prize of £250 and a Certificate.
Certificates of Merit: In addition, these may be awarded at the judges’ discretion.
Full guidelines and the entry form can be downloaded, right. The completed form should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to RFS Excellence Awards, The Hay Barns,Home Farm Drive, Upton Estate, Banbury, OX15 6HU.
An acknowledgement email will be sent to confirm that your application has been received.
The closing date for entries is noon on Tuesday 7th March 2017. The awards will be presented at Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne, Lincolnshire (http://www.grimsthorpe.co.uk/) on Friday 14 July 2017.
Case studies featuring previous Duke of Cornwall and woodland planted for Resilience award winners are available here.
These Awards are sponsored by: