Coillte Nature | Summer Update
Find out what's been happening this Summer...
Got 1 minute? This video introduces the four stunning Irish coastal locations for the LIFE Insular project.
Coillte Nature is delighted to be collaborating with NPWS and our Spanish partners to protect and restore these important biodiversity areas in partnership with interested groups. Our user survey is live for people who visit or live near the project locations: The Raven Nature Reserve in Co. Wexford and Murvagh, Ards Forest Park, and Rinclevan (Lurgabrack) in Co. Donegal...read more
|Coillte's new strategic vision for forestry will see the redesign of 30,000 hectares of peatland forests by 2050 through a programme of rewetting and rewilding.|
Our Wild Western Peatlands project is actively working to find solutions that will benefit climate, biodiversity, water quality and local communities. ‘We are looking forward to collaborating with Coillte Nature on the educational and community development aspects...read more
|Our new native woodlands are looking beautiful this summer, with some of the trees planted in spring 2021 now over 6 foot tall!|
We caught up with some neighbours of one of our sites in Co. Clare this month to talk about native woodlands and all things nature. This site is about 9 hectares (over 20 acres) in total and has been planted with over 20,000 native trees including oak, rowan, alder, hawthorn and...read more
|Biodiversity restoration works continue at Hazelwood in Co. Sligo and we were delighted to highlight this 'Seeds for Nature' project at the Business for Biodiversity session of the National Biodiversity Conference in June.|
Coillte Nature will host a walk together with the Hazelwood Heritage Society on Thursday 18th August as part of Heritage Week 2022 where we will explore the rich natural and built heritage of Hazelwood. Book now
|In June, along with the EMRA and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, we welcomed researchers and representatives from regional government organisations from Italy, Spain, Latvia, Romania and Hungary to the Dublin Mountains. These Partners on the Interreg Europe PROGRESS project are sharing good practices in improved regional governance for green infrastructure and ecosystem services, which has included the Dublin Mountains Makeover. |
|‘The Coillte and Bord na Móna Midlands Native Woodland Project will have significant benefits in establishing and diversifying native woodland in the drier areas of this site, benefiting the overall biodiversity value’ says Mark McCorry, Head of Ecology and Bog Rehabilitation at Bord na Móna. ‘The tree planting trials are coming on well and it is great to see...read more|
Coillte Nature is the not-for-profit branch of Coillte. We are building on 30 years’ experience in forestry, land management and habitat restoration to deliver real impact on the climate and biodiversity crises through innovative projects-of-scale across four strategic themes:
- Afforesting our landscapes by planting new native woodlands on un-forested land
- Restoring important biodiversity areas by investing in major habitat improvements
- Regenerating urban forests for the benefit of people and nature
- Rehabilitating ecosystem services by bringing sensitive or degraded lands into better health
Learn more about our projects...