Forest service, an Agency of the Department of Agriculture, environment and Rural affairs has provided an opinion on the following project in respect of the Environmental Impact assessment (Forestry) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (as amended).
Reference - ERA18/19-41
Project type - Deforestation
Location - Montiaghs Moss, Lower Ballinderry, Co. Antrim
Grid Reference - J 097 657
Area - 1.5 hectares
Project Description - Removal of birch and alder to restore lowland raised bog habitat at Montiagh's Moss SAC/ ASSI
Opinion - Not relevant. This project is unlikely to have a significant effect on the environment. No priority species or habitats will be afected by this project. The habitat will be improved for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly a key feature of the SAC.
Any person wishing to comment on the above project may do so by the 21 October 2018