The Forestry KTG, is a scheme funded by the Dept. of Agriculture and has the aim of increasing the level of forest management activity among participating forest owners. It consists of attending 7 classes/events, overseen by a qualified forester. The topics covered will be set by each group at their first meeting and agreement of future dates/times of the remaining classes will also be agreed.
At least 2 of the events will be held outdoors in a forest location. The indoor events are usually held in the evening.
It is expected that each group of participants will have varying levels of knowledge and will also learn from each other’s experiences as well as covering the subjects of the curriculum. The expenses incurred by participants will be covered, up to 80.00 euros per event. A minimum of 4 events must be attended by each participant to qualify for any payment.
The scheme is open to all forest owners with an F.O. or CN number and aged 18 or over. Only one participant, associated with a single forest property can apply.
The aim of the Forestry KTG Scheme is :
- to increase awareness of sustainable forest management amongst forest owners and includes topics covering continuous cover forestry, agroforestry and building forest resilience.
- gain knowledge that will improve understanding of the steps required when selling timber and avoid falling prey to unscrupulous companies/individuals acting as buying agents for sawmills.
- Better management of private forests could result in greater productivity and therefore more timber coming to market.
- Introduce forest owners to important issues that affect them, such as Certification and protection against timber theft.
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