Category Archives: Woods and forests

Defending the forests

The Elinor Ostrom Award for practitioners was won by the Asociación Forestal de Soria for its work in saving the forest commons of Spain. Continue reading

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Wandering in White Wood

I make a point of visiting White Wood above the double Dart valley on Dartmoor at least once a year in the spring.  Ever since the late Ian Mercer told me that wood warblers breed here I go to listen for them. … Continue reading

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A cryn shame

I am helping residents of Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire, to record paths through Weston Woods where access is threatened. Continue reading

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Reflections on the European commons conference

My article about the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) European conference in Sweden has appeared in the IASC’s Commons Digest, winter 2015.  I reproduce it below. ‘Do not be afraid to go out on a limb.  That’s … Continue reading

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A pretty nice office

‘This is my office’ said the representative of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA), the Swedish company which manufactures wood and paper products.  She was standing in a clearing in the forest near Vindeln, Sweden, and it looked a pretty nice office … Continue reading

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No show, no go

As a child I visited Burnham Beeches in Bucks regularly with my parents, sister Sue and dog Elmer.  If Dad was in charge the chances are that we got lost among the beech trees around Egypt, Dad’s sense of direction not being great.  Those … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to White Wood

It looked an unpromising day, with gusting wind and frequent heavy showers, but it was my last chance to visit White Wood on Dartmoor while the wood warblers might be singing. So today (12 May) I grabbed the chance and went to the wood, … Continue reading

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