Green, Low-Carbon, Agri-Environment Scheme - GLAS
GLAS is the new agri-environment scheme, part of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. GLAS achieves the objectives of Articles 28 and 30 of the Rural Development Regulation and ties in with the green vision for Irish agriculture as contained in Food Harvest 2020 and as promoted by Bord Bia in the Origin Green campaign.
The scheme is green as it preserves our traditional hay meadows and low-input pastures; low-carbon as it retains the carbon stocks in soil through margins, habitat preservation and practices such as minimum tillage; and, agri-environment as it promotes agricultural actions, which introduce or continue to apply agricultural production methods compatible with the protection of the environment, water quality, the landscape and its features, endangered species of flora and fauna and climate change mitigation.
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GLAS Structure (pdf 409Kb)
List of Approved Advisors 09/02/2016 (xls 112Kb)
River Status Information on EPA Website (pdf 357Kb)
Approved Commonage Advisors (xls 487Kb)
GLAS Farm Walks - July 2016 (pdf 267Kb)
Grazing Impact Assessment - Peatlands (pdf 36,328Kb)