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  • Title: Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland | Irish bog nature conservation project | managed by Coillte
    Descriptive info: .. Coillte Forest, Coillte.. 1st Floor, Block B.. Marlinstown Office Park.. Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Ireland.. Tel:.. +353 44 9397583.. Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland.. Project No.. LIFE09 NAT/IE/000222.. Home.. LIFE 09 Project.. Raised Bog Technical Terms.. Introduction and Objectives.. Raised Bog Habitats.. Threats, Actions Expected Results.. Project Management.. Project Team.. Project Sites.. Raised Bog Restoration.. Public Awareness.. Funding the Project.. Life 04 Project.. Contact Us.. Location Map.. Location of 17 LIFE09 project sites.. Coillte acknowledges the funding received from the EU LIFE-Nature programme and from NPWS (Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) without which this project would not be possible.. Raised Bog Restoration Project Ireland.. This is.. Coillte’s 4.. th.. LIFE Project.. and its 2.. nd.. on.. Raised Bog.. – the 1.. st.. Raised Bog Project was LIFE04 NAT/IE/000121 – “.. Restoring Raised Bog in Ireland.. ”.. This new Project “.. ” - No.. : LIFE09 NAT/IE/000222 is a nature conservation project jointly funded by EU DG-Environment, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Coillte (The Irish Forestry Board) under the EU LIFE-Nature Programme.. The project is being managed by Coillte and focuses on the restoration of 636 ha of raised bog habitat on 17 Coillte owned sites within the Natura 2000 Network and in Natural Heritage Areas.. This project implements best practice restoration techniques developed in  ...   The loss of raised bog habitat has occurred across Europe – for this reason, a range of raised bog habitats are listed for protection on Annex I of the EU Habitats Directive.. Despite their reduced size, the.. Irish Midland raised bogs.. still retain an air of wilderness.. They provide excellent habitat for a range of mammals (e.. g.. the Irish hare and the otter) and birds (e.. red grouse and snipe).. There is a growing realisation that Ireland’s raised bog ecosystems are unique and irreplaceable.. This project represents an important contribution towards the conservation of this precious resource.. During the 20.. century, bogs were seen as potentially suitable for commercial forestry, and a (relatively small) proportion of raised bogs were.. afforested.. , i.. e.. drained and planted with trees.. Non-native conifer tree species were planted, because these trees could cope with the difficult growing conditions on the exposed, peaty bogs.. This project specifically addresses the effects of.. afforestation.. on raised bog habitats.. Back to top.. Quick Links.. LIFE04 Restoring Raised Bog Project in Ireland.. Irish bog project sites.. Raised Bog Habitats in Ireland.. Other Coillte restoration projects.. Coillte.. Restoring Priority Woodland Habitats in Ireland.. Coillte Outdoors.. Blanket Bog Restoration in Ireland.. OSD Web Design Ireland 2011 - 2012.. Privacy Policy.. Online Marketing by eMarketing.. ie.. Content Raised Bog Restoration Project Ireland 2011 - 2012..

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  • Title: LIFE 09 Project | restoration of 636 hectares of raised bog habitat in Ireland | Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland
    Descriptive info: This is Coillte’s 4.. LIFE Project and its 2.. on Raised Bog – the 1.. Raised Bog Project was LIFE04 NAT/IE/000121 – “Restoring Raised Bog in Ireland”.. This new Project.. “Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland”.. -.. No.. : LIFE09 NAT/IE/000222.. is a nature conservation project jointly funded by EU DG-Environment, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and  ...   implements best practice restoration techniques developed in Coillte’s previous Raised Bog Restoration Project (LIFE04 NAT/IE/000121).. (link to LIFE04 details).. Raised bogs are valuable wetland habitats that are becoming increasingly rare in Ireland.. The utilisation of peat bogs escalated during the 20.. Despite their reduced size, the Irish Midland raised bogs still retain an air of wilderness.. Find out more about the Life09 Project..

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  • Title: Raised Bog Technical Terms | domed masses of peat | former lake basins or shallow depressions | Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Raised Bogs.. are domed masses of peat that build up slowly, over thousands of years, in former lake basins or shallow depressions.. They are nutrient-poor,.. ombrotrophic.. wetland ecosystems – i.. they are fed by rainwater only, with no groundwater input.. The best raised bog habitat is actively.. peat-forming.. very wet, with lots of surface water and a high  ...   of habitat builds up the bog through the accumulation of bog moss layers over time.. Typically, a raised bog will consist of.. high bog.. an uncut bog dome, surrounded by.. cutover bog.. , where peat-cutting has taken place.. At some sites, forestry plantations were established on the cutover bog, but at others, the plantations extended onto adjacent high bog..

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  • Title: Raised Bog Restoration Project Introduction | remove plantation forests from Irish raised bogs of conservation value | Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Raised Bog Restoration Project Introduction.. This is Coillte’s 4th LIFE Project and its 2nd on Raised Bog – the 1st Raised Bog Project was LIFE04 NAT/IE/000121 – “Restoring Raised Bog in Ireland”.. This new Project “Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland” No.. Introduction:.. The utilisation of peat bogs escalated during the 20th century, with the removal of peat on a commercial scale for the production of fuel and horticultural peat.. During the 20th century, bogs were seen as potentially suitable for commercial forestry, and a (relatively small) proportion  ...   Restoration Project Objectives.. To remove plantation forests from Irish raised bogs of conservation value.. To contribute towards the restoration of wetland, peat-forming conditions on those bogs.. To build on experience gained in a previous project (“Restoring Raised Bog in Ireland” LIFE04 NAT/IE/000121 – www.. raisedbogrestoration.. ie LIFE04) and to employ best practice techniques in restoration of afforested bogs.. To contribute to the development of best practice in the restoration of afforested raised bogs, both nationally and across the EU.. To increase public awareness of the value and beauty of raised bog habitats..

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  • Title: Irish Raised Bog Habitats | Wet Raised Bog Ireland | Birch Woodlands | | Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Wet Raised Bog *.. Wet bog has a soft, spongy (sometimes even quaking) surface, with pools of open water and flat lawns of coloured bog mosses.. The wettest areas are usually found in the central part of the.. , where you often find hummocks, pools,.. lawns, flushes and soaks.. Sometimes, wet bog can develop in the cutover areas, wherever drainage is poor.. *EU Priority Annex I habitat – Active Raised Bog.. Dry Raised Bog *.. The surface of dry raised bog tends to be firm underfoot, with little surface water to be seen.. Heathers and bog cotton species are plentiful, also lichens and the beautiful yellow bog asphodel.. The.. are scarce here,  ...   is to re-wet dry areas and to create, wherever possible, the conditions for active peat formation in future.. *EU Annex I habitat – Degraded Raised Bog.. Birch Woodlands *.. Naturally-growing native woodlands dominated by birch have always been a feature of Irish raised bogs.. These woodlands often occur in the margins of raised bogs where the peat is shallow.. Typical species are birch, willow and Scots pine, with ferns and mosses.. On some areas of the project sites where water levels remain low birch woodland will develop, providing an additional natural habitat for wildlife.. *.. Wet birch woodland on permanently waterlogged peat soils corresponds to.. EU Priority Annex I habitat – Bog.. Woodland..

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  • Title: Threats to Raised Bogs in Ireland | Actions and Expected Results | Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Threats to Raised Bogs:.. Raised bogs are.. wetlands.. , and so the.. main threats.. to their welfare arise from any actions that drain water from the bog and dry them out.. main threats.. to be addressed by this project, listed below, are those associated with the.. of raised bogs:.. Reduction in bog vegetation as a result of the growth of densely-shading conifer trees which also have a draining effect on the bog.. Drainage of raised bog habitat.. Spread of invasive tree and shrub species (e.. Rhododendron.. and  ...   remove non-native tree species.. To block drains using peat or plastic dams.. To remove regenerating non-native tree and shrub species.. To create and maintain firebreaks.. To fence project sites where necessary.. To monitor vegetation change and water levels.. To produce promotional material informing people about the project.. Expected Results.. During the lifetime of the project (2011 – 2015), a significant improvement in the quality of raised bog habitat is expected.. The aim is to create the conditions which will allow raised bog habitat regeneration in future years..

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  • Title: Project Management | Coillte | Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Food | National Parks and Wildlife Service | Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland
    Descriptive info: The project is implemented by the project team who report to the project management group (PMG) which is made up of representatives from the following organizations:.. Forest Service Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.. National Parks and Wildlife Service Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.. The PMG meets quarterly to discuss project actions and  ...   (PAP) which meets annually.. The project reports to the EU LIFE Unit of the Directorate General Environment of the European Commission, 5 times during its implementation 2011 – 2015.. Each year the European Commission sends a member of its External Monitoring Team (Astrale) to visit the project sites and to monitor progress on the project..

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  • Title: Project Team and Ecologists | Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland
    Descriptive info: The Project Team:.. Project Manager:.. Michael Delaney.. Email :.. Michael.. delaney@coillte.. Project Accountant:.. Richard Clear.. Richard.. clear@coillte.. PR/Admin.. Manager:.. Angela Wallace.. angela.. wallace@coillte.. Coillte Ecologist.. :.. Aileen O’Sullivan.. aileen.. osullivan@coillte.. Project Ecologists:.. John Derwin:.. john.. derwin@yahoo.. co.. uk.. John Conaghan:.. enviroscope@indigo.. Contact with the EU.. Philip Murphy:.. Philip.. murphy@coillte.. Site Managers:.. Site No.. 1.. James Casserly.. 9.. 2.. Mick Donnellan.. 10.. Pat Brady.. 3 (a).. 11.. 3 (b).. 12.. Dermot Cantwell.. 3 (c).. 13.. 4.. 14.. Mary Treacy.. 5.. 15.. Brendan Lally.. 6.. 16.. 7.. 17.. Tom Costello.. 8..

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  • Title: Irish Bog Demonstration Sites | Girley Bog in Meath | Scohaboy Bog in Tipperary | Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Demonstration Sites:.. Two of the 17 project sites have been selected as demonstration sites as they display a range of project actions and are located close to population centres.. At each of these sites, visitor information panels describe the overall LIFE project and features particular to that site.. Girley Bog.. (Site No.. 12) is located 7kms south-west of Kells, Co.. Meath.. This site contains a significant area of high bog which includes typical bog vegetation and topography, including hummock/hollow systems and pools.. Scohaboy Bog.. 15) is located 4 kms south-east of Borrisokane in Co.. Tipperary.. This site supports a good diversity of raised bog microhabitats, including extensive hummock/hollow complexes.. This raised bog is one of the more  ...   03.. Monivea.. SAC 002352.. 13.. 3.. Lough Ree.. SAC000440.. (a) Kilteevan.. (b) Tonagh.. (c)Muckanagh.. 44.. 73.. Lough Forbes Complex.. SAC 001818.. Cloondara.. 12.. MoneyBeg Clareisland Bogs.. SAC 002340.. Goreport.. 68.. Derrinlough Bog.. NHA 001254.. Cloonkeenleanode Cloonkeen Oughter / Ballinphuill.. 58.. 86.. Keeloges Bog.. NHA 000281.. Ballyhard.. 23.. Ballygar Bog.. NHA 000229.. Aghrane.. 28.. 76.. Aughrim Bog.. NHA 001227.. 55.. Lough Kinale Derragh Lough NHA 000985.. Tonymore.. 36.. 95.. Mount Jessop bog.. NHA 001450.. Mount Jessop.. 71.. NHA 001580.. Drewstown.. 32.. 20.. Lough Derravaragh.. NHA 000684.. Derrya.. 25.. 63.. Wooddown Bog.. NHA 000694.. Wooddown.. 50.. 65.. NHA 000937.. Sopwell.. 80.. Arragh More Bog.. NHA 000640.. Derrybreen.. 100.. Cangort Bog.. NHA 000890.. Kilfrancis.. 45.. Total Restoration Area (ha).. 636.. 31..

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  • Title: Ecological Bog Monitoring Ireland | Irish Bog Vegetation Monitoring or mapping | Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Ecological Monitoring in LIFE09 NAT/IE/000222.. Ecological monitoring will take place on all 17 project sites throughout the duration of the project 2011 to 2015.. There will be two types of monitoring vegetation and water.. Vegetation Monitoring / mapping.. Vegetation Monitoring for this project will involve vegetation mapping using the NPWS (National Parks and Wildlife Service – part of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) national standard raised bog mapping method, before clear-felling, immediately following completion of restoration work and in the final year of the project.. This will allow assessment of vegetation change over time and will allow integration of project monitoring results with the National Raised Bog Monitoring Program.. This vegetation mapping is required because even for sites already included in the National Monitoring Program, there is very little information on afforested areas.. In addition this work is required to provide a detailed  ...   ecotopes, Central and Sub-Central, correspond to the Priority Annex I Habitat Active Raised Bog.. Changes in the area and distribution of these two ecotopes between monitoring periods are used to establish trends and status for the raised bogs.. As well as a general description of each ecotope a number of specific descriptions of quadrats are made in the better areas of the raised bog.. At least 3 of these quadrats will be established in each restored area, so that recovery can be monitored over a longer timeframe, extending well beyond the completion of the project in 2015.. The aim of this vegetation mapping is to give a detailed account of the vegetation recovery over the entire project site.. This vegetation mapping will be supplemented by the establishment of a number of.. Permanent Quadrats.. (10x10m).. on each project site, at locations to be determined by the Project Ecologists..

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  • Title: Public Awareness for Irish Bog Demonstration Sites | Girley Bog in Meath | Scohaboy Bog in Tipperary | Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Demonstration Sites.. Girley Bog (Site No.. (X270396.. 49 Y269310.. 08).. Scohaboy Bog (Site No.. (X198159.. 78 Y192420.. 02)..

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