Forest Policy is to manage these forests in a sustainable way, and to provide a balance of social, environmental and economic benefits for the people in Northern Ireland. We also hope to increase forest cover to 12% of land area by 2054, primarily through the promotion of private planting.
From time to time we formally review our progress towards achieving policy aims, taking stock of what we achieve and what remains to be done. As part of this we seek public consultation on proposals, so that clear and long term objectives can be set for our woodland and forests.
Forest Planning Reviews
Forest Service periodically carries out detailed reviews of its forest plans, and, as part of these reviews, seeks public and focused consultation on proposals, so that clear long term objectives can be set for its forests.
- Easy Read version - Finding out what the best plan is for Northern Ireland forests and woodland
- Scoping new forestry plans for West Tyrone and East Fermanagh/East Tyrone forests and woodland
- Scoping a new forestry plan for North West forests and woodland
- Scoping a new forestry plan for Antrim forests and woodland
- Forestry Planning Areas
- Forestry Planning Areas and Forest Landscape Units map 2018
- Scoping a new forestry plan for Sperrin forests and woodland
- West Fermanagh Management Plan 2016
- Down Management Plan 2015
- East Fermanagh and East Tyrone Plan 2015
- Armagh Planning Review 2014
- West Tyrone Plan 2013
- North West Planning Review 2013
- Public Summary of Antrim Forest Planning Review 2012
- Sperrin Forest Plan 2012