The UK Forestry Standard - The governments' approach to sustainable forestry (5th edition)
The UK Forestry Standard (UKFS) is the technical standard for sustainable forest management in the UK.
It sets out the approach of the four governments of the UK and defines the requirements and provides guidance for foresters on how to practise sustainable forest management in the UK. In this way, it provides a basis for operating grant schemes and official controls and support for regulatory processes.
It also provides the foundation for a number of voluntary certification and quality assurance schemes used in the UK, and for assessing compliance with environmental management standards.
UKFS webpage - UK Forestry Standard 5th edition (2023) [PDF 1].pdf