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Habitats: Bogs & peatland

Peatland management and restoration

See also the theme page on burning and the page on river basin management.


Flora locale training and other events


If you would like to suggest a new training event for this topic then please let us know.


Flora locale publications, guidance & documents on this website

Grazing and carbon   Info on the role of livestock, grazing and carbon
Grazing, livestock & pastoralism   page on this website
The Grazing Advice Partnership (GAP)   The GAP website provides resources (information, discussion forum, case studies) about extensive grazing of high-value nature land, including wood pastures, heath & moor, grasslands and coastal habitats.
UK National Ecosystem Assessment   A major analysis of the state of UK ecosystems, the benefits provided by the UK's natural heritage and options for the future.

If you have a suggestion for a document or guide that would be useful for this topic then please let us know.


Case Studies on Flora locale's website

Ffridd-Uchaf Peatland Restoration ProjectUpland peatland and ffridd grassland restoration
Foulshaw MossLagg fen reedbed creation
Worsthorness Peatland Restorationexternal web site Restoration of peatland to improve water quality and wildife habitat
The Yorkshire Peat Partnershipexternal web site Peatland restoration including grip restoration
Wetland Vision for Englandexternal web site Strategic project for wetlands
Bog rosemary restoration, Lenzie Moss, East DumbartonshireRestoration of lowland raised bog and bog rosemary

If you are aware of a project that would be a good Case Study for this topic then please let us know.


Guidelines for peatland restoration
Moorland. See Ch. 6 of The Upland Management Handbook (on Natural England website)
The Peat Compendium A compendium of UK upland and lowland peat restoration and management projects.
Northern Ireland Peatlands
Blanket Bog Restoration LIFE Project and Irish Bog Restoration Project
Raised Bog Restoration LIFE Project in Ireland
Restoration Network Ireland
Sphagnum restoration , Reparing bare peat , gully blocking, upland paths and restoration case studies - all on Moors for the Future website
Key peatland projects at the National Trust
Upstream thinking website. Projects in England to slow the flow for flood protection and nature improvement
Carbon rich soil, deep peat and priority peatland habitats consultation on SNH website and
Soil carbon map and dataset on Scottish Natural Heritage website
Resilience of peatland ecosystem services over millennial timescales: evidence from a degraded British bog (Journal of Ecology, 2016)
Peat: home to novel synthrophic species that feed acetate- and hydrogen-scavenging methanogens (The ISME Journal, 2016)
IUCN UK Peatland Programme promotes peatland restoration in the UK - Website lists current reports and initiatives
Scotland's National Peatland Plan working for our future (SNH August 2015)


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Page last modified on Thursday 29 of January, 2015 12:34:00 GMT