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Community engagement
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Legal structures and governance
The planning system
Generating an income
Forestry knowledge and skills
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Films and webinars
Be inspired - case studies
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Plunkett Foundation is a registered charity, numbers CC 313743 (England and Wales) and SC 045932 (Scotland). It is a company limited by guarantee, registered number 00213235 (England and Wales).

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