Graham Clark MRICS


Why create woodlands? The potential of trees in rural enterprise

About Graham Clark MRICS

Graham Clark is Senior Land Use Policy Adviser at the CLA. He advises on aspects of forestry and woodland management and all types of renewable energy.

He was previously Rural Surveyor for the CLA’s South West team, advising on a range of land management issues including access, agriculture, diversification, environment and land use, infrastructure and utilities, planning and property management.

He joined the CLA in 2008 after spells with the South West Regional Development Agency, Defra Rural Development Service and ADAS Consulting Ltd. Since joining the CLA he has been particularly involved with water and flooding issues and rural funding schemes. He has chaired the West of England LEADER Rural Development Programme since its inception in 2015.

This seminar will explore the economics of woodlands, from creation to harvest. It will look at some of the opportunities and constraints presented by the many funding opportunities available when creating woodlands, including carbon funding and the role for woodlands in Defra’s Environmental Land
Management Scheme.

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