The Sylva Foundation is a charity aiming to revive Britain's wood culture. Our innovative work is helping woodlands thrive ecologically and economically for the benefit of everyone.
REVIVING A WOOD CULTURE
A small charity with a reputation for innovation and making big change happen, Sylva works across Britain to ensure an enduring future for our trees and forests.
Formed in 2008, Sylva has supported hard-hitting research into the sustainability of our forests, undertaken national public exhibitions to communicate the importance of trees and forests to modern society, and made a real impact on the health and productivity of thousands of forests across the country.
Sylva has gained a reputation for being innovative. We introduced the concept of a wood culture , now embedded in government policy for England and the Grown in Britain movement. We pioneered corporate social responsibility investment in forestry for the benefit of everyone. One of our most recent major new projects, funded by the EU, is to develop a trading platform for ecosystem services in partnership with the University of Oxford.
Sylva Foundation aims to:
- Supporting the development and application of sustainable forest management for general public benefit
- Promoting and conducting research about effective sustainable forest management and distributing the results of such research to help stimulate and facilitate positive change
- Advancing education for young people, educators and woodland owners in the theory and practice of sustainable forest management
- Advancing education and business enterprise in the design and production of home-grown wood products
Established: March 2009
Registered Charity Number: 1128516 and SC041892
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 4
Part time staff: 4
Phone number: 01865 408016
Address: Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire OX14 4RA
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