Natural Capital Values of Native Woodlands
Woodlands of Ireland procured a report on the Natural Capital Values of Native Woodlands (see ‘Publications’). This report was undertaken by Optimize Ltd and will be used to highlight generally unseen values and lobby for further funds for the native woodland sector. Woodlands are often only valued for timber and this report estimates values on ecosystem and provisioning services, i.e. biodiversity, amenity, carbon sequestration, water quality, health, flood mitigation, etc. The report is currently being edited in a format that will be presented to policy makers, government officials and politicians. It will also be promoted through the national press in due course.