Economic Research



The Social and Environmental Benefits of Forests in Great Britain: Archaeology Report

The aim of this study is to value the management of the nation’s archaeological heritage through the application of guidelines on forests and archaeology.


The Social and Environmental Benefits of Forests in Great Britain: Biodiversity Report

This Report looks at existing studies on the biodiversity value of woodlands, and the problems of applying values from these studies across all woodland.


The Social and Environmental Benefits of Forests in Great Britain: Carbon Sequestration Report

In this study carbon sequestration is modelled for units of woodland (at a subcompartment level) and is then aggregated for regions of Britain.


The Social and Environmental Benefits of Forests in Great Britain: Landscape Report

This study concentrates on the amenity value of forests, that is the benefits that individuals gain from forest views.


The Social and Environmental Benefits of Forests in Great Britain: Main Report

Forests in Britain produce social and environmental benefits, in addition to marketable timber outputs. These non-market benefits include open access non priced recreation, landscape amenity, biodiversity, carbon sequestration, pollution absorption, water supply and quality, and protection of archaeological artefacts. The aim of this study was to provide empirical estimates of each of these social and environmental benefits.


The Social and Environmental Benefits of Forests in Great Britain: Recreation Report

The objective of this report is to find the total and marginal recreational value of British forests.


The Social and Environmental Benefits of Forests in Great Britain: Water Report

The objective of this report is to assess, and quantify as far as possible, the impact of forestry on costs and of water supply and water quality.


User Guide to the Woodland Benefits Tool

This guidance document has been put together to support users of the Woodland Benefits Tool.


Valuing Forest Recreation Activities 2006: Final Phase 2 Report

This research aims to estimate the local economic (income and employment) impacts of forest recreation, to estimate changes in forest visitors’ welfare associated with improvements to the recreational facilities provided in forests and to examine how the recreational values vary across different forest users and uses.


Valuing Forest Recreation Activities 2006: Phase 1 Report

This research aims to estimate the effect on consumer surplus of changes in the provision of key forest recreation facilities, to examine the heterogeneity of recreational values across different forest users and uses and to estimate the economic impact of forest recreation activities.


Valuing Forest Recreation Activities 2006: Summary

The study looks specifically at recreational users of forests, with the first stage focusing on the local economic impacts of visitors.


Valuing Forest Recreation Activities 2006: Technical Annex

This technical annex provides further details of the theory, methodologies, and analysis used in the Forestry Commission's commissioned report 'Valuing Forest Recreation Activities'.