Upland Biodiversity Conference

An Integrated Approach to Upland Biodiversity Conservation

The conference was held on 3rd - 4th March at Dean Clough Centre, Halifax, to disseminate the results of the MoorLIFE project and hear from partners and the private sector and learn about the vision for the future of upland conservation.

MoorLIFE conference participants

Conference programme and presentations

 

Day 1 - Welcome
Chris Dean
, Moors for the Future, Partnership Manager Download presentation

Welcome & Keynote speakers

Biodiversity in crisis - Chris Mahon, Chief Executive, IUCN National Committee UK (IUCN NCUK) Download presentation
Biodiversity in the South Pennines - Penny Anderson, Director, Penny Anderson Associates Ltd Download presentation
Impact of conservation on vegetation biodiversity - Chaired by Pat Thompson, RSPB
Vegetation and pattern – the Yin and Yang of peat - Richard Lindsay, University of East London Download presentation
Restoration under MoorLIFE – results and impact on moorland plants - Rachael Maskill, Science Project Manager, Moors for the Future Partnership Download presentation
Sphagnum re-introduction - Matt Buckler, Moors for the Future Partnership Download presentation
Microbial indicators of peatland degradation and restoration at Holme Moss - Dr David Elliott, Manchester Metropolitan University Download presentation
Bird conservation - Chaired by Pat Thompson , RSPB
Impact of blanket bog restoration on breeding birds - Dave O'Hara, RSPB Download presentation
Status of breeding birds in the South Pennine Moors SPA - Richard Pollitt,  Natural England Download presentation
Impact of local development on SPA birds - Chris Harrison, Manchester Metropolitan University
Habitat restoration works and results - Chaired by Sarah Fowler, PDNPA
MoorLIFE restoration works and overview of results - Brendon Wittram, Conservation Contracts Manager, Moors for the Future Partnership Download presentation
Woodland for Water - Vince Carter, Adviser, Climate Change, Forestry Commission Download presentation
Clough Woodlands Project: benefits of native broadleaf woodland creation - Rob Twiggs, Clough Woodland Project Manager, Moors for the Future Partnership Download presentation
An audience with Sarah Fowler - Peak District National Park Authority Chief Executive
Day 2 - Welcome
Chris Dean
, Moors for the Future, Partnership Manager
Communicating Conservation Works - Chaired by Mark Turner, Pennine Prospects
The importance of people: developing products for public engagement - Debra Wilson, MoorLIFE Communications Officer, Moors for the Future Partnership Download presentation
Be Fire Aware: raising public awareness of moorland wildfire risk - Julia McMorrow, University of Manchester and Debra Wilson, MoorLIFE Communications Officer, Moors for the Future Partnership  Download Presentation
Community Science and people-led conservation monitoring - Sarah Proctor, CSP Project Manager, Moors for the Future Partnership Download presentation
Communicating Conservation Works - Chaired by Mark Turner, Pennine Prospects
Communicating the benefits of conservation works in a business environment - David MacDonald, Head of Estates and Property, Arqiva Download presentation
Promoting diversity through business and engaging communities - Spencer Green, Optimisation Manger and Keith Rowland, Quarries Development Manager, Hope Construction Materials Download presentation
Ecosystem services - Chaired by Peter Fox, Head of Strategy and Investment, Environment Agency
Introduction to flood risk management - Peter Fox, Environment Agency
Making Space for Water and initial results from MoorLIFE project - Rachael Maskill, Science Project Manager, Moors for the Future Partnership Download presentation
The Sustainable Catchment Management Programme (SCaMP) 2005-2014 - Penny Anderson, Penny Anderson Associates Download presentation
Connecting knowledge sources in a social-ecological system to inform land-use decisions - Dylan Young, University of Leeds
Impact of the Dark Peak Nature Improvement Area on Cultural Ecosystem Services -  Debbie Coldwell, University of Sheffield
Carbon cost of restoration actions and overall impact on carbon storage - Rachael Maskill, Science Project Manager, Moors for the Future Partnership Download presentation
Biodiversity and climate change, developing resilience in upland environments - Ian Crosher, Natural England Download presentation
A Vision for the Future - Chaired by Chris Dean, Moors for the Future, Partnership Manager
Working with communities on future of landscape - Jane Chapman, Peak District National Authority, Mark Turner, Pennine Prospects
Vision for landowning community - Andrew Critchlow
Future and vision into AMP6 - Glynn Haworth, United Utilities Download presentation
Future Defra strategy - Maggie Charnley, Defra Download presentation
Moors for the Future: vision and strategy - Chris Dean, Moors for the Future, Partnership Manager Download presentation

Field Trips

Black Hill: 10 years of conservation work in action
A science and monitoring-orientated trip to show the impact of conservation works on vegetation and biodiversity.

Rishworth Common: what the EU can do for you
A site visit to review conservation works and actions undertaken by the MoorLIFE project.

Delegates from MoorLIFE conference at Black Hill trig point

 

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