Our forest plans, our maps and your role in helping us

We have to make many decisions about the detailed forestry operations in each of our forests. In doing so however, we welcome local involvement because we know consultation enhances our understanding of how our decisions impact on all forest users and also helps to create a positive working environment for our staff and contractors.

2023 Open consultation meetings for each BAU are listed below:

Coillte host annual public consultation meetings during the summer months on our Operational Forest Plans for each BAU.

As always, if you cannot attend any of these meetings  but would like to discuss a particular topic or issue please contact us via info@coillte.ie and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


2023 Meeting Details

North West BAU 1  

1.30pm to 4.30pm, Tuesday 20th June.

Sligo Park Hotel, Pearse Road, Sligo, F91 Y762


Mid West BAU 2      

2.00pm to 5.00pm, Thursday 22nd June.

Coillte Office, Colgan Court, Kileely More, Kilcolgan, Co. Galway, H91 W2P5


Midlands BAU 3

2.00pm to 5.00pm, Wednesday 21st June.

Mullingar Park Hotel, Dublin Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91A4EP


Southeast Leinster BAU 4   

2.00pm to 5.00pm, Thursday 22nd June.

Newpark Hotel, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, R95KP63


Central Munster BAU 5 

2.00pm to 5.00pm, Wednesday 21st June.

Coillte Office, Unit C, Carrigeen Industrial Estate, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, E21 DH29


Southwest Munster BAU 6 

2.00pm to 5.00pm, Wednesday 21st June.

Killarney Heights Hotel, Cork Road, Ballyspillane, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 XKR4


The Business Area Unit (BAU) strategic forest plans, which are reviewed every five years, set out a vision for the forests in each BAU and also outlines how Coillte policies and objectives will be implemented within them. These plans, which currently run from 2021-2025, were produced with input from stakeholders following a public consultation process and cover our forest estate which is divided into 321 different forests. Every year, each BAU hosts Operational and Consultation Meetings with the public and interested stakeholders to share and discuss our plans.

Also, our long-term harvesting and restocking plans for each Business Area Unit (BAU) which covers the period 2026 to 2040 can be found here.  Changes to these plans may arise for many reasons such as silvicultural, landscape design, restructuring, etc.  Stakeholders are notified of these proposed changes annually.  Any queries relating to these plans can be submitted to info@coillte.ie .

Picture of Tree planting in Coillte's Forests

Coillte will on occasion have to make adjustments or amendments to its felling plans as outlined in the BAU strategic plan.  Changes to the plan may arise for many reasons such as silvicultural, landscape design, restructuring, market conditions, forest disease and even windblow.  Stakeholders are notified of these proposed changes and are consulted in line with Coillte’s Service User and Stakeholder Charter.


Sustainability is the key principle on which all our plans are based which requires meeting four closely related objectives:

  • Wise use of natural and cultural resources
  • Effective protection of the environment
  • Sustainable supply of forest products (wood and non-wood)
  • Working with communities

Coillte use a very limited amount of chemicals in our forests.  If you would like further information on Coillte's use of chemicals in our forests please Click here or you can download a fact sheet on our chemical use by clicking here

Machine stacking Coillte timber in County Laois

Coillte felling plans using Coillte’s Web Map

Coillte’s interactive web map viewer displays areas where proposed felling activity is scheduled to take place during 2021 – 2025, as outlined in its plans.  Stakeholders should consult the user guide for the Web Map which will assist you with its use, see user guide. An updated snapshot of Coillte’s proposed clearfells has been taken, click here to view where differences occurs between last year’s and this year’s figures.

In Coillte’s Map Viewer, stakeholders can send a snapshot of their area of interest, submit comments and suggestions on harvest blocks via an e-mail to Coillte’s team. The Coillte team if required will engage in further discussion and give more details about the felling activity for that particular area in the snapshot. Coillte will then incorporate feedback, make changes if appropriate to Coillte’s plans and inform stakeholders.

Coillte's BAU plans are being reviewed again in 2020 and 2021, and you can download a copy of each BAU strategic plan at the links below.

If you require additional information, or want to arrange a consultation about any of our forest plans, please email us at info@coillte.ie

Consultation has completed on the BAU Five Year Forest Plans and the final plans are available below