This dataset records Forest Research Experiment sites on the National Forest Estate and private land. Objective is to avoid accidental damage to Forest Research experiments and sample plots during Forest Enterprise operations and to provide Forest Enterprise Districts with contact details for experiments and sample plots so that they can enquire as to suitability of operations in surrounding forest.
Description - The England Park boundaries are from various sources and the detailed accuracy of the boundaries cannot be guaranteed. The names of the England Parks are taken from information obtained from the FC websites for these countries. Scotland's name are as supplied. Attributes Forest_Par Area Hectares
National Forest Estate Bridges are managed by Forestry Civil Engineering in one of the Forestry Commission's Forester GIS modules. This data set comprises location and category of construction. Attributes; FCE_REF - Unique ID ref LOCATION - Geographical descriptor GRID_REF - Ordnance Survey National Grid Reference BRIDGE_TYPE - Bridge construction type
A Dark Sky Park is a place with exceptionally dark night skies, a place where people have committed to keeping those skies dark, by controlling light pollution. In November 2009, the International Dark-sky Association designated Galloway Forest Park as only the fourth Dark Sky Park in the world and the first in the UK. But that's not all. The Galloway Park is REALLY dark - a Gold Tier Dark Skies park. Very few people live in the 300 square miles of forest and hills in the park so nights really are black - apart from the stars! Forestry Commission Scotland and the people of the park are committed to keeping it that way.
GB_ROADS is compiled from Forest road network data managed by Forestry Civil Engineering. The data relates to forest road Classification. Forest Roads are categorised on the basis of intended usage (as listed below) rather than the specification used in their construction or upgrading. This can mean that, at a particular point in time, a Class A main road or a Class B spur road may have specification features that could limit its use. Class A - Main Roads Principal timber haulage route on a long-term basis. Constructed to high specification. Maintained to a high standard. Limiting features shown on road map. All year but not all weather. Class B - Spur Roads Used by timber haulage lorries for specific operations. Full geometric and safety standards for stated use. Specification tailored to suit purpose. Possibility that surfacing not high quality or durable. Long term maintenance minimal. Each usage subject to individual engineering assessment. Limiting features noted for each particular contract. Class C - Other Roads Roads other than Main or Spur roads. Maintenance dependent on usage. Not normally used by timber haulage lorries. Use by timber haulage lorries subject to the same individual engineering assessment as Class B roads. Attributes: EVT_LEN : total length of event on road segment RD_REF : reference prescribed by FCE to road segment RD_NUMBER : number prescribed by FCE to road segment RD_NAME : where applicable, local name prescribed by FCE to road segment(s) RD_CLASS : current Forestry Civil Engineering classification type of road DISTRICT : Cost Centre in which road segment occurs COUNTRY : Country in which road segment occurs
Contains all Acquisitions, processed in the Deed Management System. Attributes; ACQ_TYPE SIGNING_DATE TITLE
Legal Boundaries This layer shows the external legal boundaries of land within FC ownership. It does not show the internal deed boundaries. Each polygon has one primary attribute: FORESTDIST : Forest District name This dataset is a product of the Deeds Management System.
The usage, name and grade of the series of recreation segments that link together to form linear recreation features, for example, mountain bike trails or walking trails. Primary Route Types... Walking - Must be promoted as an FC route, and have management activity and investment (e.g. Nature trail, heritage trail, education trail, forest walk, trim trail, all ability access trail). Cycling - Must be promoted as an FC route, and have management activity and investment (Mountain bike route, road bike, downhill, cross-country, family, rough riders). Equestrian - Must be promoted as an FC route, and have management activity and investment (Carriage route, standard). Forest Drive - Must be promoted as an FC route, and have management activity and investment (e.g. Toll, Toll free). Running - Must be promoted as an FC route, and have management activity and investment. Huskies - Must be promoted as an FC route, and have management activity and investment. Emergency Services - Must be an agreed access route for emergency services (Fire, ambulance, mountain rescue). Rally - Must be an approved rally route. Other Route Types are further split into Route Subtype... Nature Trail Sculpture Trail Heritage Trail Sensory Trail Education Trail Play Trail Downhill Cross Country Family Carriage Route Toll Toll Free Fire Ambulance Mountain Rescue Forest Walk Trim Trail All ability Access Trail Mountain Bike Road Bike Standard Cross Country Ski Segway Other Whare appropriate routes are graded... Easy Moderate Difficult Green - Easy Blue - Moderate Red - Difficult Black - Severe Orange - Bike Park Forest road or similar
Forest Reproductive Material (FRM) is the generic name for the seeds, cones, cuttings and planting stock used in forest establishment. The 46 tree species and the genus Populus (including aspen, black poplar and grey poplar) covered by the Regulations are known as the “controlled species”. The Forest Reproductive Material (Great Britain) Regulations 2002 regulate the marketing of FRM. These Regulations came into force on 1st January 2003 and implement EC Directive 1999/105. The Forestry Commission is the Official Body that is responsible for the FRM Regulations in England, Scotland and Wales. The Forestry Commission maintains the National Register of Approved Basic Material for Great Britain (The National Register). Each entry of basic material (or unit of approval) in the National Register is given a unique register reference that encodes: Species name Type of basic material Category of reproductive material to be produced Region of provenance Native seed zone (where appropriate) Altitude zone (if the species is native to GB) Origin (that part of the species’ natural range from which the material derives). The attributes of each polygon in this dataset are restricted to the National Register Identification Number (NRID), a national grid reference (NGR), a Basic Material 'category' symbol and the land area, in hectares. All other details mentioned above are available in the National Register. Basic Material is the plant material from which the Forest Reproductive Material (FRM) is derived and includes seed stands, seed orchards, parent material held by tree breeders in archives, individual clones and mixtures of clones. There are six types of basic material: Seed sources: This covers all material from a single tree to any collection of trees within a region of provenance or seed zone. Stands: Specifically identified areas or groups of trees with identified boundaries . Seed orchards: Sources based upon known individuals derived from tree breeding. Parents of families: Sources based upon known individuals derived from tree breeding. Clones: Individually identified trees from which the FRM will be produced through vegetative propagation . Clonal mixtures: Individually identified trees from which the FRM will be produced through vegetative propagation. Forest Reproductive Material (FRM) is cones, fruits and seeds, all parts of plants obtained by vegetative propagation, including embryos and plants produced from any of these. Normally, only FRM that comes from registered basic material can be marketed. There are four categories of reproductive material according to the basic material from which it is collected and these are recorded in this dataset: Source identified FRM (symbol SI): Comes from general or specific locations within a single region of provenance or seed zone altitude band in which no specific superior qualities are recognised. Selected FRM (symbol SE): Collected from stands showing superior characteristics, e.g. better form, growth rate and health. Qualified FRM (symbol QU): Derived from the selection of superior individual trees which have not undergone any form of testing. Tested FRM (symbol TE): Derived from the selection of individual trees or stands that have undergone evaluation for genetic quality or have been shown to be superior, in comparison to accepted standards.
Physical recreation feature on the ground best depicted as point. These features a divided into eight Categories... Signage - FC branded signs, information and navigational aids, which have management activity and investment (e.g. trailhead, waymarker, information board, access point, finger post). Built feature - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Gate, stile, bin, barrier, ticket machine, counter, steps, footbridge, BBQ, bollard, service point (e.g. bike wash, tap)). Forest furniture - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Bench, seat, picnic table). Exercise - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Activity point). Play equipment - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Play component, structure). Viewpoint - A feature which has management activity and investment. Art feature - Purpose built and installed FC asset or agreed feature, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Art work, sculpture). Forest entrance - Regularly used feature to gain access to the forest/FE estate (e.g. Car park or layby access point). Miscellaneous - Features which do not fall into one of the existing feature types, but required to be captured for management purposes. Within each Category there are a number of Asset types.... Trailhead Way marker Interpretation Information Board Location Ladderboard Gate Stile Bin Barrier Ticket Machine Car Counter Steps Footbridge BBQ Fishing Pag Stepping Stones Bollard Sculpture Bench Seat Activity Point Structure Access point Rendezvous Point Play Component Art Work Finger Post Flag Pole Primary Secondary Culvert Services Point Picnic tables ...and Asset Subtypes... Orienteering marker Vehicle Pedestrian Only A Dog Bin Litter Bin Donation Charge Heavy Vehicle Light Vehicle Pedestrian/horse Pedestrian only Permanent Removable Dragons Teeth Toddler Children Recycling Bin Pay on Foot Barrier Stone Built BBQ Picnic Table BBQ Metal Wood Bridle Gate Restricted Step Stile Ladder Stile Bike Wash Tap Sanitation Point Standard Access to all