Keeping woodlands in Wales and Ireland healthy

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Family Group:In Entomological Terms - is the highest-ranking group of taxa whose names are fully regulated by the Code. The family group includes taxa at the ranks of superfamily; family; tribe, and any other rank below superfamily and above the genus group that may be required, such as subtribe.
Farming Connect:A Welsh Government scheme providing subsidised one-to-one support, knowledge, expertise, training and advisory services to help develop farm businesses.
FC:The Forestry Commission provides advice on policy and implementing that policy within the relevant devolved country.
FCGB:Forestry Commission of Great Britain: the government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain's forests and woodlands.
FCA:Forestry Contracting Association
FEI:Forest Education Initiative: a partnership of forestry and timber processing sectors with environmentalists and educators. FEI aims to increase understanding and appreciation, particularly among young people, of the environmental, social, and economic potential of trees, woodlands and forests and of the link between the tree and everyday wood products. FEI works with young people through its national network of local cluster groups.
FERS:Forest Environmental Research + Services, Ireland a consultancy providing expert ecological and forestry services as well as providing the highest quality ecological and forestry advice/products to a range of clients.
Focus group:A method of research that involves groups discussing specific ideas or topics, guided by a moderator.
Forest School:An innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning. The philosophy of Forest School is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through regular positive outdoor experiences. Forest Schools in Britain have been developed and adapted from the original concept implemented in Sweden in the 1950s and developed throughout other Scandinavian and European countries.
Forests:Generally large areas of predominantly tree covered land.
ForSite:A newly-funded study (2013) on forest biogeochemistry in Ireland, where close collaboration will contribute to sampling efficiencies and to align important national datasets.
Fossorial:Digging or adapted to digging.
FR:Forest Research: an agency of the Forestry Commission GB providing research, development and monitoring services to support UK forestry, the Forestry Commission and the policies of the UK Government and the devolved administrations.
FSC:Forest Stewardship Council, an international, non-governmental organisation which promotes the responsible management of forests. FSC runs a global forest certification scheme which allows consumers to identify, purchase and use timber and forest products produced.
FSW:Forest School Wales: a voluntary organisation supporting Forest School provision in Wales.
FTE:Full Time Equivalent and comprising the sum of full and part time jobs saved or created.
Future Proofing:Actions that are needed to ensure that development takes into account predicted future conditions, for example, by being built to adapt to potential climate change impacts.

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