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Correspondence: eAlert: 27 March 2020   COVID 19 update

Correspondence: eAlert: 27 March 2020 COVID 19 update

This eAlert contains updates on some of the Forestry Commission's working practices in light of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance: Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant manual: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant manual: Countryside Stewardship

Manual for all Hedgerow and Boundaries Grant agreements starting in 2020

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Form: Export Plant Health phytosanitary certificate application form

Form: Export Plant Health phytosanitary certificate application form

Use this form to apply for a plant health phytosanitary certificate if you are unable to use the electronic application service and you export wood and wood products consigned to non-EU countries.

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Form: Get access to the electronic application for phytosanitary certification (EAPC) service

Form: Get access to the electronic application for phytosanitary certification (EAPC) service

Use this form to request access to the EAPC system in order to apply online for phytosanitary certificates.

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Detailed guide: How to apply for an export plant health phytosanitary certificate

Detailed guide: How to apply for an export plant health phytosanitary certificate

Get access to apply online or complete the application for this certificate.

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Corporate report: Forest Services board meeting, 11 December 2019, Winterbourne

Corporate report: Forest Services board meeting, 11 December 2019, Winterbourne

Read the agenda, meeting papers and minutes of the Forest Services board meeting on 11 December 2019.

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Corporate report: Executive Board meeting, 16 December 2019, Bristol

Corporate report: Executive Board meeting, 16 December 2019, Bristol

Read the agenda, meeting papers and minutes of the Executive Board meeting on 16 December 2019.

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Detailed guide: Create woodland: overview

Detailed guide: Create woodland: overview

Find information and support on woodland creation in England, including funding to create woodland, legal requirements and best practice for sustainability.

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Correspondence: eAlert: 20 March 2020    COVID 19 update

Correspondence: eAlert: 20 March 2020 COVID 19 update

This eAlert contains information on the Forestry Commission's plans for continuing its services during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Guidance: How HS2 affects payments for stewardship scheme agreements

Guidance: How HS2 affects payments for stewardship scheme agreements

Farmers and land managers need to take action to avoid repaying grants for Environmental Stewardship (ES) or Countryside Stewardship (CS).

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Guidance: Inheritance tax or capital gains exemption: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Inheritance tax or capital gains exemption: Countryside Stewardship

Find out which Countryside Stewardship options and capital items are available on land that is conditionally exempt from inheritance tax.

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Guidance: Mixed Farming Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Mixed Farming Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Find out if you're eligible to apply and read about what funding is available for agreements starting on 1 January 2021

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Guidance: Lowland Grazing Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Lowland Grazing Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Find out if you're eligible to apply and read about what funding is available for agreements starting on 1 January 2021

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Guidance: Upland Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Upland Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Find out if you're eligible to apply and read about what funding is available for agreements starting on 1 January 2021

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Guidance: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual: Countryside Stewardship

Manual for all Mid Tier multi-year (including Water Capital item) agreements and Wildlife Offers agreements starting on 1 January 2021

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Guidance: Arable Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Arable Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Find out if you're eligible to apply and read about what funding is available for agreements starting on 1 January 2021

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Guidance: Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant manual: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant manual: Countryside Stewardship

Manual for all Hedgerow and Boundaries Grant agreements starting in 2020

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Guidance: Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant manual: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant manual: Countryside Stewardship

Manual for all Hedgerow and Boundaries Grant agreements starting in 2020

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Guidance: Higher Tier manual: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Higher Tier manual: Countryside Stewardship

Manual for all Higher Tier agreements starting on 1 January 2021

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Guidance: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual: Countryside Stewardship

Manual for all Mid Tier multi-year (including Water Capital item) agreements and Wildlife Offers agreements starting on 1 January 2021

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Detailed guide: Digital maps in the Rural Payments service check and change mapping updates

Detailed guide: Digital maps in the Rural Payments service   check and change mapping updates

Read how to check changes that have been made to your digital maps and what to do if you want to make changes.

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Guidance: Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant manual: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant manual: Countryside Stewardship

Manual for all Hedgerow and Boundaries Grant agreements starting in 2020

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Guidance: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual: Countryside Stewardship

Manual for all Mid Tier multi-year (including Water Capital item) agreements and Wildlife Offers agreements starting on 1 January 2021

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Detailed guide: Rural payments: add land by email for 2020

Detailed guide: Rural payments: add land by email for 2020

You can add a land parcel to your application by email

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Statutory guidance: RLE1 form and guidance

Statutory guidance: RLE1 form and guidance

Use the RLE1 form to make changes to your digital maps, register new land and transfer entitlements by sub-lease or inheritance.

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Guidance: Managing Englandís woodlands in a climate emergency

Guidance: Managing Englandís woodlands in a climate emergency

New climate change management guidance to provide practical advice to landowners on ways they can better manage their woodland to combat the effects of climate change.

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Guidance: How to make a capital or revenue claim for Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: How to make a capital or revenue claim for Countryside Stewardship

Read the guidance to help you make your claim for payment using the Rural Payments service or using a paper claim form.

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Detailed guide: Work with planting material for forestry purposes

Detailed guide: Work with planting material for forestry purposes

Find out what you need to do to legally market or collect forest reproductive material (FRM), including how to register and get master certificates and licences.

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Guidance: Guidance on woodland grant schemes and BPS: operations note 42

Guidance: Guidance on woodland grant schemes and BPS: operations note 42

Supplementary guidance answering typical queries from applicants and agreement holders regarding the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in relation to woodland schemes.

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Detailed guide: HS2 Woodland Fund

Detailed guide: HS2 Woodland Fund

Find out about funding to create native woodland or restore plantations on ancient woodland sites near to the HS2 route.

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Transparency data: Forestry Commission spend over £25,000 (2020)

Transparency data: Forestry Commission spend over £25,000 (2020)

As part of the governmentís commitment to improve transparency, the Forestry Commission publishes all its expenditure invoices over £25,000.

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Detailed guide: Create woodland: overview

Detailed guide: Create woodland: overview

Find information and support on woodland creation in England, including funding to create woodland, legal requirements and best practice for sustainability.

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Detailed guide: Public registers and consultation on forestry projects

Detailed guide: Public registers and consultation on forestry projects

Use the public registers to find details on proposed forestry work and on decisions that the Forestry Commission has made to approve or reject proposals.

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Detailed guide: Plant Health legislation for forestry

Detailed guide: Plant Health legislation for forestry

This guide provides an overview of Plant Health legislation for forestry in England. It is aimed at Forestry Commission staff and contract inspectors who work in the sector.

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Detailed guide: Urban Tree Challenge Fund

Detailed guide: Urban Tree Challenge Fund

Find out whatís involved and how to apply for funding to support the planting and establishment of small trees in urban and peri-urban areas in England.

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Guidance: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual: Countryside Stewardship

Manual for all Mid Tier multi-year (including Water Capital item) agreements and Wildlife Offers agreements starting on 1 January 2021

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Detailed guide: Woodland Carbon Guarantee

Detailed guide: Woodland Carbon Guarantee

Advice and guidance for customers applying for the Woodland Carbon Guarantee.

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Form: Firewood imports: notify the Forestry Commission

Form: Firewood imports: notify the Forestry Commission

Notification form for importing firewood (solid fuel wood) into England and Scotland.

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Form: Firewood imports: notify the Forestry Commission

Form: Firewood imports: notify the Forestry Commission

Notification form for importing firewood (solid fuel wood) into England and Scotland.

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Correspondence: eAlert: 28 February 2020 Have your say on the Environmental Land Management scheme

Correspondence: eAlert: 28 February 2020   Have your say on the Environmental Land Management scheme

This eAlert contains details on how you can have your say on the Environmental Land Management scheme and which grants are available until the new scheme starts in 2024.

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Corporate report: Executive Board meeting, 3 September 2019, Bristol

Corporate report: Executive Board meeting, 3 September 2019, Bristol

Read the agenda, meeting papers and minutes of the Executive Board meeting on 3 September 2019.

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Reassurance to land managers to plant trees now

Reassurance to land managers to plant trees now

Ministerial statement to forestry stakeholders from Zac Goldsmith encouraging them to plant trees now and not wait for the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme.

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Guidance: Countryside Stewardship: an overview

Guidance: Countryside Stewardship: an overview

Read about the Countryside Stewardship schemes that provide funding to farmers, foresters and land managers to look after and improve the environment.

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Detailed guide: Work with planting material for forestry purposes

Detailed guide: Work with planting material for forestry purposes

Find out what you need to do to legally market or collect forest reproductive material (FRM), including how to register and get master certificates and licences.

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Official Statistics: NFI woodland ecological condition statistics

Official Statistics: NFI woodland ecological condition statistics

Statistical results of the woodland ecological condition assessment in Great Britain by woodland type.

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