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7.3Rural economy
7.3.1

Requirement

  1. Owners/managers shall promote the integration of woodlands into the local economy.
  2. Management and marketing operations shall encourage making the best use of the woodland’s potential products and services consistent with other objectives.

Means of verification

Evidence of:

  • Local or specialist market opportunities
  • Promoting and encouraging enterprises to strengthen and diversify the local economy.

Guidance

Promotion of integration into the local economy may be achieved by:

  • Allowing local or specialist markets opportunities to purchase small scale or specialist parcels
  • Promoting and encouraging enterprises which will strengthen and diversify the woodland economy and the local economy.

The woodland’s potential products include non-timber forest products and recreational activities.

An example of how the owner/manager might help to diversify the processing industry is that a proportion of timber parcels are advertised and sold by open tender or auction.

Reference to country or regional forestry strategies, and engagement with local woodland and community forest initiatives may highlight opportunities to fulfil this requirement.

7.3.2

Requirement

Communities within or adjacent to the woodlands shall have equitable opportunities for employment and to provide supplies and services.

Means of verification

  • Equitable provision for local employment and suppliers.

Guidance

This may be achieved by:

  • Making equitable provision for local employment for contractors and suppliers to provide services and supplies and making this known.