Guidelines & Technical Reports
Environmental Requirements for Afforestation
New Environmental Requirements for Afforestation came into effect for all new afforestation approvals from 2nd December 2016.
These Requirements replace those measures relating to afforestation contained within the following Forest Service Environmental Guidelines: Forestry & Water Quality Guidelines, Forestry & Archaeology Guidelines, Forestry & the Landscape Guidelines, and Forest Biodiversity Guidelines. (Note, however, that these Guidelines still apply to other Forest Service non-afforestation regulated activities, as specified in any approval, consent or licence issued.)
Date added: 12 December 2016
Environmental Sampling: Guidelines for Archaeologists (2007)
This is a guidance document on best practice in sampling for bioarchaeological remains prepared by the Environmental Subcommittee for the membership of IAI, particularly those working in the commercial sector. It was ratified by the members at the Annual General Meeting in 2007.
Date added: 26th January 2015
The Treatment of Human Remains: Technical Paper for Archaeologists (2004)
This is a technical paper on the treatment of human skeletal remains from archaeological excavations. Originally prepared by the Human Osteoarchaeology Subcommittee of the Irish Association of Professional Archaeologists (IAPA) (1999); it was re-published by the IAI 2004.
It is accompanied by a number of standard recording sheets:
Date added: 16th February 2015
Best Practice Standard: Archaeological Services in Fixed Price Contracts
The standard and guidance procedures for archaeological services in fixed price contracts used in the Republic of Ireland was published in April 2012. This standard is the minimum quality requirement to be met by an individual or corporate member of the IAI when undertaking archaeological services under a fixed price contract (phases 1-4 or individual phases), in order to protect the archaeological heritage.
It is accompanied by a technical advice sheet: procurers of archaeological services using fixed price contracts
Date added: 5th October 2015