The SUAS EIP-AGRI Project held a demonstration event on the 26th of August 2021 on the farm of one of their participating farmers, organised in conjunction with Heritage Week 2021.
Attendees were updated on the progress and findings of the project to date, made aware of the challenges associated with managing upland habitats, and shown an upland heathland habitat on the farm of Richard & Cormac Ryan in Kilmashogue, Dublin that is in good condition. This event was attended by the NRN team at NUI Galway.
Speakers on the day included Declan Byrne, SUAS Project Manager, Dr Helen Sheridan, UCD School of Agriculture, Food and Science and Faith Wilson, SUAS Project Ecologist. Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity also attended this event. The SUAS project aims to address the complex agricultural, environmental and socioeconomic challenges associated with the management of commonages and farms in the Wicklow/Dublin uplands through the development of an innovative yet practical, locally-led pilot framework.
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