National Energy Globe Award Ireland (overall winner)

Submitted by: COILLTE
Implemented country: Ireland
Title: Restoring Priority Woodland Habitats in Irland

This four year project targets the restoration of 550.8 hectares of priority woodlands (owned and managed by Coillte), which have been impacted in various ways by human activities including afforestation of non-native tree species, spread of invasive non-native tree and shrubs, drainage of alluvial areas and bog woodland, over-grazing and animal trespass and under-valued perception of priority woodland. This project aims to restore natural woodland habitat by removing non-native trees and invasive exotic shrubs and by reinstating natural water regimes to promote natural regeneration of the priority woodland habitat. Completed by December 2009 - co-funded by Coillte and EU-Nature programme.

Category: Earth