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

As part of this research project we will be soliciting input from people living and working in County Leitrim. We will be arranging interviews with key stakeholders in County Leitrim and seeking comments from the public. At this stage we are collecting information on research studies or other scientific documents regarding forestry in County Leitrim. We know that this information is often produced by organisations on the ground and outside of traditional publishing and distribution channels. If you have suggestions on information we need to consider in this study, we encourage you to let us know via the contact form below. We appreciate your help.

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