Ancient Woods and Trees was a £4.6 million partnership project delivered by the Woodland Trust and National Trust and supported by DEFRA Green Recovery Challenge Fund (GRCF). The project was delivered on sites across the country and land in Woodland Trust, National Trust and private ownership. Strands of work included Ancient Woodland Restoration, surveying and management work to Ancient and Veteran Trees and training and education elements, including facilitating sharing and upskilling of staff, training and demonstration events for private landowners, production of volunteer training resources and formation of new partnerships with Higher Education bodies.
We were further commissioned to deliver a detailed piece of work, devising a replicable methodology to assess the economic impact of the Ancient Woodland Restoration work delivered through contractors.
“CFP feel integral to the delivery of the project and are keen and enthusiastic to discuss ideas and opportunities for the evaluation; whilst at the same time bring their experience and professionalism to discussions. Their provision of outputs is reliable and of a high standard…CFP have provided me… with the confidence that we will produce an effective, rewarding and meaning final report – not just one which ticks boxes.”