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2021 Programme

Pre-booking is required for all events as places are limited.
Joining details will be provided to all those who book places.
Events are for Friends of the New Forest members unless shown otherwise.
Members may bring one guest to the starred events *

Please bring your friends and family to all other events.

Monday 22nd February 7.30 pm

SAVING the NEW FOREST

ZOOM Talk online
The New Forest in the past and today – landscape, history, wildlife and more. It is also the story of how the New Forest Association came to be set up to save the Forest and our campaigns from then until today.

Sheila Ward will present the talk
Then time for questions

Joining instruction will be sent to FoNF members
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Monday 29th March 7.30 pm

THE NEW FOREST COAST

ZOOM Talk online
The coast’s history, economy, wildlife, threats and more. Not just the tranquil sort of place of today with many retired people enjoying walking and sailing. But in the past it was very different – a busy area, suffering invasions, carrying on thriving maritime trade but harassed by pirates, touched by many wars over the centuries, and with many local trades and industries.

Sheila Ward will present the talk
Then time for questions

Joining instruction will be sent to FoNF members
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Monday 19th April 7.30 pm

SECRET FOREST: STORIES of FRANCHISES LODGE

ZOOM Talk online
In March 2018 RSPB bought 368 hectares on the edge of the New Forest. It is now known as Franchises Lodge Reserve.

Georgina Babey and Peter Roberts will present the talk
Then time for questions

Joining instruction will be sent to FoNF members
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Date to be arranged

Friends of the New Forest 2021 Annual General Meeting

Please note: Because of uncertainty over the Coronavirus epidemic the 2021 AGM will again be held online,
More information about the date and arrangements will be made available as soon as possible

AGM Annual Report and Financial Accounts

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Our 2020 Keynote presentation and discussion was postponed and finally cancelled last year. We still hope to hold this event to discuss the implications for the New Forest of such a major future change. Details will be posted when we are able once more to meet for such an event

CLIMATE CHANGE and the NEW FOREST: PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE?

Linden Hall, Lyndhurst Community Centre

What does the Climate Crisis and Species Extinction Crisis mean for the New Forest?
Should management of the New Forest change to adapt to the coming climate crisis?
Should management of the New Forest change to help mitigate the coming climate crisis?

Mike Clarke will present the keynote talk.
Then time for questions and discussion with an expert panel

Mike Clarke who knows the New Forest well, was the Chief Executive of RSPB until 2019 and before that worked for the Nature Conservancy Council in Hampshire. His PhD was on the ecology of the New Forest.