Forestry Licensing Plan 2022

Published on 4 February 2022

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has a range of forestry priorities for 2022. This includes the delivery of a new Forest Strategy and Forestry programme, which involves:

  • The ongoing implementation of the recommendations in Project Woodland.
  • The administration of forestry schemes and payments to landowners.
  • The implementation of wider Government policy including the Climate Action Plan.
  • Amendment of Forestry Act 2014 and development of related initiatives to facilitate small scale tree – planting.
  • The implementation work around Brexit and export certification.
  • The essential work on Forest Reproductive Material (FRM) and our plant health control and checks.
  • The publication of data in the National Forest Inventory by end of 2022.
  • Administration of and participation in the COFORD Council working groups and reports.
  • Servicing Ireland’s international and EU forestry obligations.
  • Defending the Department’s decisions at the Forestry Appeals Committee.

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