- We need to build evidence of how much support there is for community ownership of Taymount Wood and Five Mile Wood and all the community benefits that could bring. We believe there are about 7,500 people living in West Stormont. Can we get 750 local people to show support for the WSWG Project by becoming Members of WSWG over the next few months? Let’s see if we could match that number with Associate Members from outwith the area too. The more support, the greater our chances of success. Join the FREE WSWG MEMBERSHIP SCHEME
What has WSWG been doing since the last Monthly Community Update?
|Proforestation: Allowing the woodlands to reach their full biological potential (Proforestation) serves the greatest public good by maximising co-benefits such as nature-based biological carbon sequestration and unparalleled ecosystem services such as biodiversity enhancement, water and air quality, flood and erosion control, public health benefits, low impact recreation, and scenic beauty, as well as offering a diverse and sustainable forest produce resource for income revenue.Practicing proforestation as a purposeful public policy on a large scale is a highly effective strategy for mitigating the dual crises in climate and biodiversity and ultimately serving the “greatest good”. Recent research shows that natural forests can hold 40 times more carbon than plantations.|
What can you do to get more involved?
- The WSWG Woodland Imaginarium is now up on our website and (nearly) operational. Please go on-line with your ideas and aspirations for how you would like to see our community manage and use the woods in future. Tell us in words and pictures to help bring our Woodland Imaginarium to life – stories, poems, drawings, photos, sound, etc.
- If you would like to join the Steering Group or help with events or activities, please do get in touch.
- Come along to WSWG events which we will be publicising on our Facebook page and website soon.