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Counties Longford and Roscommon Wetland Survey - Phase 1

Desktop Survey undertaken in 2017 

Overview

Following discussions with the Heritage Officers of Longford and Roscommon County Councils, Wetland Surveys Ireland agreed to partner with the County Councils in the production of a map and associated database holding information on all freshwater wetlands in Counties Longford and Roscommon.
Prior to this project no complete inventory of wetland areas existed for either county. The wetlands in Longford and Roscommon are not only important from the perspective of biodiversity, and for their economic value (i.e. tourism and recreation use), but they also provide many important ecosystem services such as flood prevention, provision of clean water, and carbon storage.

Project Aim

The main aim of the LFROWS 2017 was to prepare a GIS dataset and associated site database of all wetland areas in the two counties. From this, future field surveys will be undertaken to build an accurate dataset of the nature and condition of wetland sites in County Longford. 

Please click here to read the project report.(8.7MB)

Please click here to read a PDF summary of the sites from Co. Longford