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June 27, 2011

Lodge Bog Management Plan - Public Consultation

Management Plan, Public Consultation for Lodge Bog, Lullymore, Co. Kildare

lodge-bog The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) is looking for your help to restore rare raised bog habitat.

IPCC have opened up public consultation on their new Management Plan for Lodge Bog in Co. Kildare. “Lodge is one of the last remnants of intact raised bog in the Bog of Allen complex and so is of particular conservation value as a refuge for wildlife” says Tadhg Ó Corcora, Conservation Officer with the IPCC.  “In addition the site is of great importance locally for recreation and as an educational resource” he continued.

This is the second such plan to be drawn up by the IPCC for Lodge following the acquisition of the site in 2005. Since then a great deal of work has been carried out in mapping the vegetation, removal of invasive species and restoring the internal hydrology through drain blocking. IPCC is now looking for your help in continuing this vital work.

“Lodge is surrounded on 3 sides by industrial cutaway peatland and its biodiversity is faced with a number of threats from various factors” says Mr. Ó Corcora. “We are looking for advice from anyone with experience in habitat management or the restoration of peatlands on how we can tackle these issues. Comments from all members of the public are also encouraged”

Further information and the consultation document on the Management Plan are available through the ipcc website at

The consultation is open from today and continues until the 31st of August 2011.