The ICRI promotes the conservation and restoration of Ireland’s cultural heritage.
Woodlands of Ireland is an inclusive, membership organisation dedicated to native woodlands.
The primary objectives of Woodlands of Ireland are:
- to generate awareness of native woodlands amongst policy makers and the general public
- to develop projects and sustainable management strategies aimed at ensuring the future viability of native woodlands
Both objectives are often addressed together in a partnership format, especially through the implementation of flagship projects, training courses, technical publications, policy development and the provision of support at local level.
What work the Heritage Council is funding this year:
In 2016 the Heritage Council is part-funding the development and launch of a 5-year Native Woodland Strategy (see www.woodlandsofireland.com/publications); promotional activities re the application and uptake of the Forest Service Native Woodland Scheme, especially targeting high biodiversity value old/ancient woodlands and new native woodland establishment in sensitive catchments; a two-day Native Woodland training course to accredit Native Woodland practitioners working on the Native Woodland Scheme; participation on the Irish Deer Management Forum (IDMF) Steering Committee and its ‘Data Collection and Research’ Working Group of which WoI is a member; participation on the Irish Forum on Natural Capital as Steering Committee Chair and financial administrator.
HNVS is responsible for the administration of the Burren Programme, an agri-environment scheme that promotes conservation of the region’s heritage, environment and communities.
County Heritage Officers play a key role in promoting heritage awareness, developing policy and providing advice and information on local as well as national heritage issues.