Forest Service of Northern Ireland
Here you will be able to find the latest information relating to business related areas of the Forest Service.
The Forest Service is an Executive Agency within the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and is subject to the overall direction of the Minister with responsibility for the Department.The Chief Executive is responsible to the Minister for the Agency's operations and performance. The Minister sets annual targets for the Forest Service, and monitors the Agency's performance. The outcomes of these targets are published in the Forest Service Annual Reports.The Management Board consists of the Chief Executive, three executive directors and on non-executive director. The Chief Executive has overall responsibility for achieving the aims, objectives and targets set out in the Corporate Business Plans, with each executive director having responsibility for achieving objectives and targets within their management control. (more ...)
The aims of the Agency are:
"to manage existing woods and forests, to promote economic and environmental benefits, provide recreational opportunities for the people of Northern Ireland, and to secure a steady expansion of tree cover to increase these benefits and opportunities."
Forestry Act (Northern Ireland) 2010
A further part of the Forestry Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 came into operation on 17 March 2013, with the introduction of new byelaws for the Department’s forestry land. The schedules of the two commencement orders will tell you which parts of the Act are in force. (more..