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30 Sept 2022

Louth public invited to have say on future of forestry in Ireland

Public consultation survey launched today

Louth public invited to have say on future of forestry in Ireland

Louth public invited to have say on future of forestry in Ireland

The public in Louth has been invited to have its say on the future of Irish forestry, through a public consultation survey on the future of forests in Ireland launched today by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

The consultation is part of the work of Project Woodland to shape a new shared vision and develop a new strategy for trees and forests in Ireland. All citizens, private organisations, public authorities, communities and stakeholders are welcome to contribute.

The online questionnaire is available here from Wednesday 16 March and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The consultation will run for six weeks from today until 27 April 2022.

The information provided by respondents will be used to inform the final Shared National Vision for Trees and Forests in Ireland and in the development of a new Irish Forest Strategy. Received contributions will be published on the Department website after the closing date.

Commenting on the launch of the survey, Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Biodiversity and Land Use, said

“Trees are a vital part of our natural heritage and make significant contribution to our rural economy. The shared vision for forests and the forest strategy we are developing will have an impact for generations to come. I encourage the public and stakeholders to take part in the survey and to make their views known.

"Through Project Woodland we are engaging with the public, local communities and stakeholders in a series of ways; this consultation is a crucial next step in forming a new forest strategy. This is an exciting time for forestry, and I am excited to see the results of this consultation.”

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