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The call to restore nature has never been louder. Climate change and biodiversity loss are on everyone’s agenda. Communities, students, NGOs, corporations, public authorities and private investors are seeking urgent solutions.
Coillte Nature aims to harness the support, engagement and partnership of all these groups in order to deliver impactful and innovative projects-of-scale that respond to the climate and biodiversity emergency in a meaningful way. Since our launch in 2019 and the commencement of operations in early 2020, we have been working on a range of mechanisms to facilitate major investment in the creation, restoration, regeneration and rehabilitation of nature. We work closely with our colleagues across Coillte and with private forestry contractors to carry out works on the ground.
Director: Dr Ciarán Fallon
Ciarán has held a range of senior management roles in Coillte over the last nine years and has prior experience working in the public and private sectors. Ciarán holds a BSc in Engineering, an MSc in Environmental Sustainability and a PhD from UCD.
Operations: Karen Woods
Karen is a forester who has worked with Coillte in a wide variety of roles, with a special interest in continuous cover forestry managment and recreation. Karen holds a BAgrSc (Forestry) from UCD and an MSc in Forest Nutrition from the University of British Columbia.
Ecology: Dr Declan Little
Declan is a native woodland specialist and the former CEO of Woodlands of Ireland, a registered charity dedicated to developing native woodland projects. Declan has worked as a researcher and lecturer and holds a PhD from UCD in native woodland soils.
Outreach: Hedda Dick
Hedda specialises in communication, engagement and education in relation to sustainability and the environment. Hedda holds a BA in Communication Studies from DCU and an MSc in Sustainable Development from DIT.
Finance: Lyn Sheeran
Lyn is an ACCA qualified accountant specialising in financial reporting and group consolidation. Lyn has over a decade of experience working within the financial services sector and industry.