Ministers halt some forest sales after public outcry
The government has put on hold plans to sell off some English forests - but the main scheme could still go ahead.
[link via BBC News]
This is good news however the delay is regarding only the planned sale of 15% of state-owned forests in England. There is still widespread concern about the remaining 85% of the public forests.
Consultation: Future of the public forest estate prepared by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Forestry Commission.
Forestry Commission - The future of the Public Forest Estate in England
If you are concerned, you can sign the petition via
Save England's Forests