New Forest Organisations
Here you will find those bodies closely associated to preserving The New Forest and keeping it special for generations to come.
New Forest Tourist Association
New Forest Tourism Association (NFTA) was formed in 1989 to work in partnership with New Forest Disrict Council (NFDC) to promote The New Forest as a quality year-round holiday and business destination. NFTA recognises the need to preserve and protect the natural beauty of this sensitive and unique area of England and works with other agencies to ensure that visitors understand the special nature of the area.
NFTA is a trade association with members drawn from all tourism related businesses. Formed in 1989 membership has steadily grown and now exceeds 300.
NFTA works in partnership with NFDC and together jointly market The New Forest as a year-round holiday and business destination. NFTA provides an interactive forum for members with involvement at all levels.
New Forest National Park Authority
The New Forest National Park was created in 2005 and took up its full powers in April 2006.
Its purposes are:
* To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park, and
* To promote understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities
It is the eighth national park in England (or ninth including the Broads Authority, which has status equivalent to a national park), the first in the south-east of England and the first to be created for nearly 50 years.
The New Forest National Park lies mainly in south-west Hampshire - from east of the Avon Valley to Southampton Water and from the Solent coast to the edge of the Wiltshire chalk downs.
The New Forest has long been recognised as a special and important area that needs protection. National Park designation means the strongest possible level of protection for the future which is especially important in the south and south-east where development and recreation pressures are intense and on the increase.
Tourism South East
Tourism South East (TSE) works with tourism businesses, including more than 2,000 members; local, regional and national government; and many other key organisations throughout the UK and internationally, to support the industry and promote the region.
The TSE site provides information, news, advice and contacts for tourism businesses and all organisations working in the sector.
The NFTA has been a member of TSE for many years and the organisations meets regularly to help develop the industry and promote the region as a key international and domestic destination.
The Forestry Commission
The New Forest Trust
The New Forest is a very special place and we are determined to keep it that way. The New Forest Trust is a new organisation with one simple aim - to secure the future of The New Forest for those who live in it and for those who love it, now and in the future. We plan to do this by galvanising financial support locally and from the millions of people who visit The New Forest every year. This support will fund vital projects that cannot be funded through existing channels. Our efforts will complement and build on those of the many established organisations already working towards this shared goal. But to do all of this we need your help.