North England Forest District is headed by Forest Management Director Kevin May and has a complement of over 110 staff. The district comprises 61,000 hectares of forest and 25,000 hectares of open land. Annual timber production is 600,000 m3 (30% of England’s timber production). The district has 45 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) totalling over 10,000 hectares and is a major contributor to local biodiversity through projects such as red squirrels, ospreys and red kites, PAWS restoration, re-wilding, limestone woodland and blanket bog restoration. The district has visitor centres at Grizedale, Whinlatter, Kielder and Hamsterley. The public forest estate in North England District attracts over one million vis

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