Balrath Woods Management Plan

Wetland habitat, Balrath Wood, Co. Meath, photo by Simon Barron

Wetland habitat, Balrath Woods, Co. Meath, photo by Simon Barron

Client: Balrath Woods Preservation Group

In 2007, BEC Consultants prepared a management plan for Balrath Woods which is an ‘outdoor classroom’ site in County Meath. Funding was provided by The Heritage Council, with the project being facilitated by Meath County Council. The plan established a framework for practical works to be carried out within the woodland over a five year period. The project comprised a review of existing data, a botanical survey of the wood and preparation of a habitat map. Detailed management zone maps were provided. Areas of non-native trees were recommended for removal on a gradual basis.