Cumbria Woodlands is a not-for-profit organisation launched in 1991 in response to widespread concern over the neglected state of the County’s woodlands.

The project brief was originally for five years, but the organisation has moved forward with the constantly changing funding environment. Current support comes from Cumbria County Council, Defra, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Areas, the Forestry Commission, Natural England, and the Woodland Trust. We currently have a team of four.

Our Vision Statement
Our vision is for woodland in Cumbria to thrive ecologically and economically for the benefit of everyone

Our aim is for woodlands to be managed and improved in order for them to thrive and to be economically and ecologically sustainable so we can get the most from them.

How do we do what we do?
The work of Cumbria Woodlands today focuses on promoting appropriate woodland management. We provide advice, support and training to woodland owners, organisations and people in the forestry industry on the following:

Managing Woodlands
Skills for the Forest Training
Tree Health
Ash Dieback
Wood Fuel
Deer Management
Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS)