Restoration of Durrow floodplain alluvial woodland, Ireland

General
National Id: 
Ireland_02
Site name: 
River Erkina floodplain
Summary: 
This site was one of nine included in the LIFE05 project to restore priority woodland habitats in Ireland. The Durrow site is located on the floodplain of the river Erkina, and had been affected by planting of non-native conifers and associated drainage. A network of shallow drainage ditches covered the entire site, and was found to be adversely affecting the native alluvial woodland by reducing retention time of floodwaters on the floodplain. To counter this, a total of 350 dams were installed on ditches across the site.
Location description: 
The site is located on the floodplain of the River Erkina, which is a tributary of the River Nore, in southeast Ireland.
NUTS Code: 
Southern and Eastern
RBD code: 
IESE
Transboundary: 
0
NWRM(s) implemented in the case study: 
Longitude: 
-7.412983
Latitude: 
52.8518
Last updated: 12 Jan 2015 | Top