Panoramic views over Sliabh Beagh by JJ Sherlock

Unfortunately only a very small attendance joined the CANN project team online on Monday 15th November to hear about the progress of the CANN project on Sliabh Beagh. An update was given on all the projects completed in the area, those still being delivered, and those planned for the next year before the funding ends. Among these were invasive Conifer and Rhododendron removal, a wildfire management plan, training activities for stakeholders in chainsaw and pesticides; grazing management in the NHA, and species actions like nest protection activities, and grouse grit tray provision. Detailed presentations were given on the drain blocking, mapping, and reducing the fuel load by the grazing of Dexter cattle, and reseeding heather to promote a wetter bog. Anyone who wants to find out more can contract the project via their Twitter page or the Heritage Section of Monaghan County Council. The CANN project, is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).