The Irish Uplands Forum has recently published its Strategy and Action Plan for the period 2016-2020. For more details, please  click here


Resourcing Upland Communities’ Conference. The IUF 2016 ‘Resourcing Upland Communities’ Conference was held in Beaufort, Co Kerry, in May.   More than 200 participants enjoyed meeting colleagues from all over the island of Ireland to hear the results of the latest research on upland communities.

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The Irish Uplands Forum

IUF is a voluntary group of people who represent the views of a diverse group of stakeholders who live, work and recreate in Ireland’s upland areas. IUF is dedicated to the pursuit of a partnership approach to sustainable upland management which is centred on local community integration and involvement.

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IUF is offering a small research grant (€500) for a research project concerned with mountains. A mountain area is defined as any area>150m on the island of Ireland.

Eligible Topics• Physical environment of mountains (particularly water)
• Natural environment of mountains (particularly in relation to farming and recreation)
• Cultural environment (evidence of past use, people who live, work or recreate in mountain areas). • AOT (any other topic) related to the centrality of mountains in provision of ecosystems and cultural services.More info enquiries@irishuplandsforum.org (2 deadlines – 1st February 2018 & 1st August 2018)

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The Irish Uplands Forum (IUF) is a voluntary group of people who represent the views of a diverse group of stakeholders who live, work and recreate in Ireland’s upland areas. IUF is dedicated to the pursuit of a partnership approach to sustainable upland management which is centred on local community integration and involvement.

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Sustainable Management

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The main object of IUF is to promote the development of a partnership approach to the sustainable management of Upland areas in Ireland. Its policy is to carry out projects, generally in conjunction with other bodies around the country.

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Uplands Forum Research Grant Notice

Irish Uplands Forum (IUF) Research Grant 2018. Call for Research Applications. The IUF is offering a small research grant (€500) for a research project concerned with mountains.
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Laois Walks Festival

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Plans are in place for the roll out of the Annual Laois Walks Festival which is now in...
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BSBI

The BSBI Irish ‘Rough Crew’ is up and running, with grand plans in the making of records in...
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Biodiversity Research

The mission of Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research (TCBR) is to bring together researchers from different disciplines whose research...
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Objectives

The main objective of IUF is to promote a partnership approach to the sustainable management of upland areas in Ireland north and south.

Activities

Organise meetings, workshops and study visits to examine issues affecting the uplands

Provide practical support to established and start-up local community to support.

Sustainable local community management in upland areas.

Undertake research on socio-economic and environmental issues affecting biodiversity, landscapes and communities in the uplands.
Support the Leave No Trace programme to promote responsible use of the outdoor environment.

Contribute as an active member of Comhairle na Tuaithe to the implementation of the National Countryside Recreation Strategy

Provide a resource centre on sustainable development in upland areas.

Network with similar groups outside Ireland which support community based sustainable upland development.

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