Key elements include the removal of suffocating gorse
, greater control of gorse
burning and the re-introduction of heavy animals, such as cattle and ponies, to Llyen's commons.
I would again appeal to the public not to go near gorse
land or grassland areas where these incidents are ongoing as it can be extremely dangerous.
People know that in dry weather bracken and gorse
will burn very quickly, producing a dramatic effect for those stupid enough to start a fire deliberately.
Also on Saturday, a gorse
blaze covering 4,000 sq/m caught fire again after firefighters had spent the afternoon tackling it at Garreg Fawr above Llanfairfechan.
Charred Co Down was the gorse
fire capital as police cordoned off several roads in a bid to seal off the blazing mountains as flames licked the tinderbox landscape.
An additional grant of pounds 5,000 - given to the Friends of Gorse
Farm Wood by West Bromwich Town Team - will see construction of a new boardwalk through a particularly wet area of the reserve.
Donegal County councillor Paul Canning said the huge increase in the number of gorse
fires in the area was suspicious.
North Wales fire and rescue service experts are educating farmers about how to undertake safe controlled burning and education officers raise awareness of the consequences of deliberate grass and gorse
fires when visiting schools.
27am A North Wales Fire Service spokeswoman said they knew of controlled burnings of gorse
on the mountain yesterday.
FIREFIGHTERS were battling further gorse
blazes on hillsides across North Wales yesterday.
FIRE crews tackled more than 50 gorse
fires across Northern Ireland on Saturday.
was collared in the shadow of the post by the French raider Keos in the Group 2 Jacobs Goldene Peitsche at Baden-Baden yesterday, writes David Conolly-Smith.