Long term objectives
To manage the Wood so as to maintain and enhance its semi-natural, mostly broad-leaved, habitat and conserve and improve its biodiversity
To provide and enhance provisions for public access
To maintain access-ways and other facilities used by visitors
To encourage and publicise research
To encourage and promote education and recreation
To support voluntary involvement
FORMATION OF FRIENDS OF DUCHESS WOOD
Friends of Duchess Wood was set up during the summer of 2007 to enable a wider and more active involvement of the local community in Duchess Wood.
Although Friends of Duchess Wood is a separate organisation from the LNR Management Committee, it works closely with the council to help ensure that the local community derives benefit from the wood.