Social, Economic Environmental Forestry Association of Ireland
We are a private sector group, formed to highlight the forestry industry Ireland. Our aim is to draw focus on the development of a sustainable forestry sector in Ireland; through the promotion of forestry-related information, news and events.
We would like to see a sustainable forestry sector emerge in Ireland, that can achieve commercial, climate and biodiversity goals. We want to see a reduction in the volume of imported timber, and improvements to the current licensing system which are holding back the potential of the industry.
To inform the public on Forestry in the environmental, political and regulatory arenas.
To ensure the sustainability of the private forest sector, benefiting rural employment and local economies.
To ensure the DAFM maximises the full potential of private forests to mitigate climate change and enhance biodiversity.
To prevent the complete demise of the private forestry sector currently under the stewardship of the Forestry Division of DAFM.