Craig Harrison

Craig is Forest Management Director (FMD) for South Forest District and Deputy Surveyor for the New Forest.

He joined the Forestry Commission in 1997 as a Woodland Officer and progressed in various roles, working primarily on private sector regulation and support. He previously worked in private forestry and arboriculture.

Craig has a Forestry Degree from Edinburgh University, a Diploma in Business Management and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

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A plan for each local forest area sets out how we aim to manage the woodlands in our care over the next 30 or more years.
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At Forestry England we are passionate about having a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from everyone.
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We have a wide range of opportunities across England you can get stuck into, like practical conservation, maintenance of walking and mountain bike trails and vegetation management. Or how about helping out at our visitor centres, meeting and greeting visitors, helping to lead events, doing wildlife surveys or answering enquiries in the office?  

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With thousands of forest trails to run, walk, jog or skip down, mountain-bike tracks to challenge your balance and midweek activities to take part in - our forests are the perfect way to get active outdoors.

Whether you're just starting out on your active journey or a seasoned fitness fanatic, we're sure you'll gain huge benefits from being active in our woodlands!