As a pilot project, one of the key undertakings of SUAS is the publication of reports, guides and documents to offer insight to the project’s framework, objectives and outcomes and to share knowledge gained in the process
SUAS Pilot Project Plan
End of Year Reports
Site Documents – Phase 1 and 2
One of the key innovations of the project is that each of the participating sites included in the first and second phase, have their ecology and hydrology examined and recorded incrementally throughout the duration of the project.
The study period began with the recording of baseline levels, which along with all subsequent observations, will evaluate the effectiveness of the management plans and the impact their implementation has had on each site.
Following the completion of the baseline reports, and working in a collaborative manner with all participants, a number of habitat actions and management recommendations were made to guide the creation of bespoke Management Plans for each location.
This study and the authoring of reports is being undertaken by leading consultant ecologist, Faith Wilson, who is working closely with the commonage groups and individual farmers selected to participate in phase one and two of the project.
The published findings including the ‘Baseline Reports and Management Recommendations’ and ‘Annual Habitat Reviews’ for each of these sites are available from this page once they are published – currently that extends from 2018-2021.
Located in the middle of the Wicklow Uplands, this very large commonage (674 ha) includes lands close to Lough Dan and the Glenmacnass Waterfall and the summits of Mullaghcleevaun East Top and Duff Hill.
Documents: Non-Commonage Upland Areas
SUAS Pilot Project.
The SUAS Pilot Project is operated by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wicklow Uplands Council. Company Name: WUC-SUAS. CRO623917