FREE Restoring Priority Woodland Habitats In Ireland Conference.

 A two day international conference has been organised by the woodland restoration project team in Coillte to mark the end of the project, publicise its results and discuss future management of priority woodland habitats on 6th - 7th October in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, County Mayo, Ireland.

This woodland restoration project, co-financed by the EU LIFE programme and Coillte, focussed on nine sites, totalling 550.8 hectares in Ireland.  The aims of the project were to remove non-native tree species, restore natural hydrology, extend yew woodland, control invasive exotic shrubs and promote the value of priority woodland.  The outcome of the restoration works have put in place conditions which will allow priority woodland to regenerate naturally in future years.

You are invited to attend this two day conference: 

Day 1 - will consist of presentations by the project team, local and international experts in this field. 

Day 2 - will be spent visiting the restoration site at Clonbur, a truly remarkable priority woodland habitat associated with limestone pavement, alluvial woodland and yew woodland (292.9 hectares)

Registration for this 2-day event is FREE and includes meals and return transport between the conference hotel and Clonbur Wood. Accommodation costs are not included. 

For further information and details on how to register please visit: www.woodlandrestoration.ie/conferences.php

Or contact Breda Lyons at details below: Email:  breda.lyons@coillte.ie. Telephone:  00 353 (0)56 77 53362.