Dáil Éireann - Volume 627 - 14 November, 2006
Written Answers. - Environmental Policy.
Mr. Sargent Mr. Sargent
Mr. Sargent asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to suggestions that forest brash should be removed from sensitive sites where the nutrients may be causing damage to the ecosystem; his views on whether this would be feasible or if there are difficulties in operating such a policy. [37411/06]
Mr. Roche Mr. Roche
Mr. Roche: I am aware of concerns regarding the possibility that nutrient release from forest brash may be harmful to certain ecosystems. Brash management has been discussed by a Steering Group chaired by the Forestry Service of the Department of Agriculture and Food that is currently drawing up a consultation document on requirements for forest management in freshwater pearl mussel catchments.
Dáil Éireann 627 Written Answers. Environmental Policy.