The Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040 consultation document provides an outline of the policy drivers for the development of this strategy, the ecosystem services that semi-natural peatlands in Northern Ireland provide and details the current factors affecting our semi-natural peatlands. It also sets out the Strategic Objectives and Actions which we consider necessary to ensure that our semi-natural peatlands are conserved and restored to functioning ecosystems.
We welcome views from all sectors, age-groups, organisations and individuals and consultation responses will be used to inform the Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040 and the subsequent Implementation Plan.
This public consultation is open for a period of twelve weeks until 1st September 2021. We encourage you to respond as early as possible.