It is Sligo County Council’s policy to discourage forestry in water quality sensitive areas. However to ensure sustainable forestry development, Sligo County Council endeavours to adopt a proactive approach to all other forestry development within the County in conjunction with Coillte and the Forest Service.

Inspections of all forestry developments in water quality sensitive areas are carried out to ensure that works are carried out in accordance with the Department of the Marine and Natural Resources Water Quality Forestry Guidelines (2000). Aerial fertilisation is discouraged within the County. Further information can be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Food at which contains a link to the Forest Services