Chairman of the Donegal Woodland Owners Society calls for a stop to the sale of state forests

forrestA spokesperson for woodland owners in Donegal has called for a stop to the selling of our states forests.

Speaking to Highland Radio, John Jackson stated there was a unanimous agreement among woodland owners that state harvesting rights and forestry lands should not be sold off.

Mr Jackson says Donegal has a huge resource which isn’t being realised, and with support, forestry and woodland can make a major contribution to the county’s economy, through employment and renewable energy as well as bringing recreational and environmental benefits....