The aims of this study are:

  1. to assess the social impacts of forestry in County Leitrim including inter alia the attitudes to forestry of people living there. This assessment will be based on consultations locally with farmers, non farmers and other interested parties;
  2. to assess the economic impact of forestry for County Leitrim including total employment supported by the sector;
  3. to assess the impact of forestry on farm incomes relative to other types of farming;
  4. to consider the non-timber outputs of forestry in County Leitrim;
  5. to assess the current state of environmental regulation of forestry in County Leitrim