Full membership of UKWAS is open to organizations representing any part of the full spectrum of interests of the UK’s forestry, environmental and social communities including those who work in woodlands or use them for recreation.
The current Members are:
Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor)
Country Land & Business Association (CLA)
Forest Service (FS)
Forest Stewardship Council United Kingdom (FSC UK)
Forestry Commission (FC)
Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF)
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
UK statutory conservation, countryside and environment agencies
United Kingdom Forest Products Association (UKFPA)
Wood Panel Industries Federation (WPIF)
Please contact the Support Unit if you wish to know more about becoming a member of UKWAS.
An important group of stakeholders does not meet the criteria for full membership. Therefore, an Associate Member category was established in 2007 to extend the inclusive nature of the UKWAS partnership; it is open to stakeholders such as commercial enterprises (e.g. forest management companies, wood-processing companies, certification bodies, retailers and traders), societies and woodland initiatives.
The current Associate Members are:
See Documents for further information on Membership or Associate membership and to download an application form.