One of the most important things you can do to protect the natural heritage and future biodiversity of the country is to Save Our Forests from being sold.
The government is planning a mass sell off of the remaining publicly owned forest land and there are a lot of us who thinks that’s wrong.
We believe our forests are our natural heritage and it is in the public’s greatest interest to keep it that way.
Maybe some of our forestry land isn’t managed well in terms of biodiversity (as some “mono-culture” farmed pine plantations could be deemed) but it has its benefits in providing a source of timber to our construction industry among others.
Maybe some of these pine plantations could be harvested and replanted with native deciduous woodland to start the long road back towards an ecologically sound and biodiverse environment – beneficial to both wildlife and humanlife.
What ever happens – I would rather they stayed as public owned lands so that WE can decide how they could be managed and not a foreign energy company, a rich landowner expanding territory, a leisure developer for shooting rights or holiday parks.
As you can see I got a bit narky and the reply from the MP wasn’t at all helpful. Maybe you’ll have better success with better advice.