North Connemara Locally Led Agri-environmental Scheme

Total budget: 1424284

Main funding sourceRural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)
Project typeOperational group
Starting date2019
End date2023

Ensure the long-term economic viability of hill farming in the Twelve Bens/Maumturks (TBM) area.

-Develop a landscape-based approach to recapture the historical tradition of governing local commonage.

-Establish a common set of agronomic, economic, social and environmental indicators using innovative technologies.

-Provide a mechanism to create a social farming initiative.

-Prevent further habitat damage through the formation of management groups.

-Improve the conservation status of Annex I Habitats.

-Preserve and promote the TBM regions farming and cultural heritage.

-Formulate farmer-led management groups.

-Develop a results-based scoring and payment system.

-Train participants in the use of modern technology.

-Targeted scrub removal of rhododendron encroachment by non-chemical methods.

-Develop a social farming programme.

-Develop a TBM blackface sheep initiative, whereby the indigenous blackface sheep will be maintained and enhanced. 

-Manage the impact of recreational use in the TBM through trail definition and maintenance works.

-Develop school education programmes and public outreach.

Contact person: Forum Connemara CLG

Address: Ellis Hall, Letterfrack, Co. Galway


Phone: 095 41116

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