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Restoring Western Peatlands

Coillte’s new strategic vision for forestry will see the redesign of 30,000 hectares of peatland forests by 2050 through a programme of rewetting or rewilding. Peatlands are valuable natural habitats and are also an important carbon sink, with drained or damaged peatlands emitting significant amounts of greenhouse gasses globally. Our Wild Western Peatlands project is &hellip

Knowledge-sharing visit to CAFRE Hill Farm

In late March, the Coillte Nature team went on a research and knowledge-sharing visit to CAFRE Hill Farm in Co. Antrim. This is a really fantastic resource, one of several campuses for the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise, at Glenwherry, about a 20 minute drive north of Belfast city. Our reason to visit &hellip

New project: We’re restoring 2,100 hectares of Atlantic blanket bog

Coillte Nature is delighted to announce a new project focussing on the western seaboard. Funded by Government, the project will see 2,100 hectares of timber forest on Atlantic blanket bog removed and the landscape redesigned for nature through blanket bog restoration and native woodland planting.   A timber forest on Atlantic blanket bog at Derryclare &hellip