Welcome to NCFed

NCFed – Home to the UK Coppice Industry

The National Coppice Federation has grown out of the wish for regional coppice groups to unite under one banner as a federation of groups.

If you work in coppice then:

  • Join NCFed by either joining your local coppice group or create a new group where one does not already exist
  • Book your ticket to the annual gathering and meet other coppice workers, learn new skills and add your voice to the many
  • Get involved – contribute to this website, participate in the forum, projects and campaigns
  • Be informed about issues affecting biosecurity, pests, products, health & safety and legislation
  • Sign up to the Cleft Stick – the NCFed Newsletter – keep in touch with whats happening nationally and regionally
  • Take advantage of special deals – checkout the amazing Insurance deal for NCFed members

Read more about NCFed click here

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6 hours ago



Thanks to a generous benefactor we are delighted to be able to offer a young person the chance to gain experience of traditional crafts and outdoor skills such as bushcraft, nature conservation, wildlife photography, blacksmithing, coppicing or woodland management, which can then be used to further career prospects, as part of our ‘Young Natural Ambassadors Award’

The Bursary-holder will also receive support and development sessions designed to help them sustain their progress beyond the year of the Bursary.

Applicants must be aged between 14 and 21, and although formal qualifications are not required, applicants must have an interest in the ‘outdoors’, a desire to further their experience in this area, with a potential view to developing a career using these skills and a willingness to engage with programme tutors and support staff.

Applications must be received by 31st January 2019.

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7 days ago


The chance to influence the future of woodland management.Would you like to work at the Forestry Commission?

We've got some great vacancies at the moment from Forest Craftsperson to Recreation Manager!

👉 www.forestryengland.uk/careers
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2 weeks ago

3 positions available at Hill Holt Wood. Head of finance, design team intern and admin apprentice. Check out website for details ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago


“A Lichen, a Bellflower and the Woodsman”
A fascinating talk by Plantlife and hosted by the Avon and South Cotswolds Coppice Group (no admission charge and free raffle)

Wild flowers,plants and and fungi are the life support for all our wildlife and their colour and character light up our landscapes. But without our help, this priceless natural heritage is in danger of being lost.
From the open spaces of Plantlife’s nature reserves (nearly 4,500 acres of nature reserve across England, Scotland and Wales where you can find over 80% of the UK’s wild flowers) to talking to Government, to promotion of peat retention in the ground and not for gardening, to helping save nature on our roadside verges, to saving traditional meadows-these are just a few of campaigns that Plantlife are involved with.
Plantlife have 11,000 members and supporters, an Online shop selling native wildflower seeds, “adopt an acre”, “adopt a veteran tree” etc. and the Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales.

Everyone is invited to the talk: ASCCG members, non-members, friends/family and public.
Visit www.plantlife.org.uk for more info about Plantlife.
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