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Forestry Knowledge Transfer Group Scheme 2022

Introduction

Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Biodiversity and Land Use, announced the opening of the Forestry Knowledge Transfer Group (KTG) Scheme for 2022. The aim of the scheme is to increase the level of forest management activity among forest owners.

Knowledge transfer groups are a well-established method of sharing knowledge and best practice. This Scheme provides a very useful opportunity for forest owners to gain additional knowledge to help them manage their forests.

The KTGs are led by a professional forester and encourage participants to engage with forestry groups and professionals. Participants have the opportunity to learn from the experts and from each others’ experiences within a discussion group setting. In addition, KTGs can be used as a vehicle to bring forest owners in contact with professional foresters.

The Forestry Knowledge Transfer Scheme is funded and coordinated by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

KTG participation and payments

Each KTG can have a maximum of 20 participants and each participant will need to attend 7 meetings or outdoor events in order to complete the programme.

KTG payments are broken down as follows:

  • Each KTG participant will receive €70 per meeting attended
  • Each KTG organiser will receive €6,500 per KTG organised

A total of 7 meetings and events will be organised per KTG. The maximum payment to each participant is €490.

Participants in the 2018, 2019, 2020/2021 Schemes will not be permitted to join a KTG in 2022.

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