Mr Paterson gave few details of the new, independent body that will own, maintain and safeguard the general public forest estate except that it might be set up in the longer term.
"The new body will have greater independence from Government and greater freedom to manage its resources and maximise its income but with the right safeguards in place to function for the longterm benefit of people, nature and also the economy," he said.
The Independent Panel on Forestry (IPF) was established in March 2011 after a ministerial Uturn on plans to dispose of a slice of its woodlands.
The Rt Rev James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool and who chaired the Panel, welcomed the federal government response saying it was an "unequivocal endorsement" from the Buy Longchamp Online Australia
"I welcome the rescinding of the policy for disposal of 15% from the estate. This is a recognition that the public benefits that flow from forests Buy Jordan 4 Uk
and woodlands possess a legitimate claim on the public purse," he said.
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group Save Our Woods also welcomed the government response, recognising that it was a vindication of the 500,000 who signed a web-based petition against the proposal to sell the estate.
"Very positive an exciting result for us. Two years ago they were flogging from the lot, but Peuterey Shop London
a half a million people kicked them in the pants, amazing result."
The IPF also recommended that woodland cover should increase from 10% to 15% by 2060. However the government says it will only increase this to Air Yeezy 2 Australia
However the government is increasing the amount of money that'll be spent on forests, boosting the Forestry Commission budget by 3.5m the coming year to make up for lost income from sales of woodland. They are also allocating 2m to recognise the additional pressures arising from the outbreak of Ash dieback disease.
This increased focus on protection was a concern for that Woodland Trust. A spokesperson said they were "broadly happy" with the government approach however they were concerned that ministers were not putting enough emphasis on improvement and expansions in forestry.
The future shape of the Forestry Commission is under review
"We need urgent clarification around the government plans on the future of forest services," said the spokesperson.
Among the other recommendations in this past year IPF report:
Measurably increasing the quantity and quality of access to public and privately operated woodlands;
Ensuring every child "has an element of woodlandbased learning";
Protecting current funding for woodland management and creation;
Increasing England Timberland Australia Outlet
woodland cover from 10% to 15% by 2060;
Creating a charter, stating that the public forest estate ought to be "held in trust for the nation".
There are in excess of 1,000 publicly owned forests in England, covering approximately 258,000 hectares.
The Public Forest Estate (PFE) accounts for 18% of English woodlands, so they cover about 9% of the nation one of the lowest percentages in Europe.
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been valued at about 700m and costs about 15m per year to manage, equivalent to about 30p each year per person in England.
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