Quote from the Countryside Alliance's website:
"The Countryside Alliance works for everyone who loves the countryside and the rural way of life. Our aim is to protect and promote life in the countryside and to help it thrive. With the highest membership levels since 2006, we are the only organisation working across such a broad range of issues."
Despite this manifesto I can't find anything about their attitude to the forest sell off plans and so called consultation. Lot's on their website about hunting and shooting but nothing about the preservation of what's left of our public forests. Their declaration that they work "for everyone who loves the countryside" seems very hollow indeed!
I have now found an article on their website. Unfortunately it seems to have been written by DEFRA.
Reform of Public Forestry Estate