Natural Resources Wales
Natural Resources Wales is the largest Welsh Government sponsored body – employing 1,900 staff across Wales with a budget of £180 million. We are an adviser to the government, industry and other public bodies; regulator of environmental impact; emergency responder to environmental incidents; statutory consultee in the planning system; partner, educator and enabler; and evidence gatherer. We are also a land manager and operator, operating our visitor centres, recreation facilities, hatcheries and a laboratory and managing 7% of Wales’ land area including National Nature Reserves, water and flood defences, and the Welsh Government Woodland Estate. We are Wales’ state forestry body as part of being an integrated environmental organisation with the sustainable management of natural resources as our core purpose.
- Associated Member
- Total forest area managed by member: 124 000 ha
- Total number of: employees: 1900 people
- Annual harvest in: 796 000 m3