Please note: The information provided below is a limited selection of the information available relating to this scheme. You can find more information on this scheme on the main Department website here.
The Native Woodland Scheme (NWS) is aimed at protecting, enhancing and expanding Ireland’s native woodland resource and associated biodiversity, through appropriate planting and management. Where compatible, the scheme also encourages the growing of quality hardwood. The NWS is implemented by the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, in partnership with Woodlands of Ireland, National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and the Heritage Council. The scheme comprises two separate elements: Conservation (focused on protecting and enhancing existing native woodland) and Establishment (focused on creating new native woodland).
Further information on this scheme is available on our main website here or by contacting:
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Johnstown Castle Estate,
Co. Wexford, Y35 PN52.