This study draws on international experience with adaptive management to consider lessons for woodland management in the UK.
Adaptive management is a systematic approach to learning from innovative resource management. Many of the challenges for implementation are social, particularly communication and decision-making among diverse stakeholders, and change to organisational learning culture.
Some examples of innovation in British forestry provide entry points for a more adaptive approach in the UK. The specific conditions in the UK suggest that learning networks could be a useful way forward.