Table 1. Stakeholders involved in the PROGRESS project in alphabetic order. Together with the Forestry Commission they discussed the management alternatives and made decisions about the pilot actions.

Stakeholder Website Description
Beaulieu Settled Estate Private estate in the New Forest
British Horse Society The UK’s largest equestrian charity with over 60,000 members
Camping and Caravanning Club The oldest and largest camping club in the UK, offering Club sites across the country
Countryside Agency UK public body working to improve the quality of the countryside
Natural England Government agency set up by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to conserve wildlife, geology, and wild places in England
Hampshire County Council Regional Government office
Hampshire Wildlife Trust Wildlife charity for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Livery Representative Representing local livery yards and small riding stables
National Trust Charity working toward conserving the UK’s countryside and heritage through protecting the environment
New Forest Commoners’ Defence Association Organization that supports the rights of New Forest commoners to turn their stock out on the open Forest
New Forest District Council Local Government office
New Forest Equestrian Association Organization working toward preserving the tradition of freedom to ride in the New Forest
New Forest Access Forum Advisory body of New Forest professionals looking to improve access to the countryside
NEWFORCE New Forest off-road cycling club
New Forest Association of Local Councils An association that represents the interests of the local councils based in the Forest
National Park Authority An association of selected members that act in the interests of the New National Park
New Forest Dog Owners’ Group Organization working toward the rights of dogs and their owners in the New Forest
New Forest Tourism Association A group consisting of all the local tourism providers
New Forest Association An independent organization dedicated to protecting the traditional character in the New Forest
Ramblers’ Association UK charity looking after footpaths and the countryside for walkers
RSPB UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife
SUSTRANS A charity that encourages people to walk, cycle, and use public transport
Verderers A statutory body that shares the management of the New Forest with the Forestry Commission