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This review considers the benefits, costs and risks of transferring woodland assets to third parties and how transfer proposals should be assessed.


The outputs of this work intend to provide an evidence base to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) who currently manage the Welsh Government Woodland Estate (WGWE). This work intends to inform any future assessment and appraisal of outcomes resulting from woodland asset transfer arrangements from the WGWE.

There are a wide range of potential social, economic and environmental impacts from the transfer of woodland assets to third parties. Potential benefits, costs and risks are project-specific and can vary depending on a range of factors.


Acknowledging this variation, a signposting guide has been developed which can be consulted by NRW to appraise projects.

Valuation methods are suggested for the outcome areas identified in the evidence review and stakeholder consultations. Tools to quantify and monetise impacts are included in the guide which are in line with HM Treasury Green Book approaches.


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