MoorLIFE Videos

MoorLIFE - bringing life back to the moors

Bleaklow How the MoorLIFE has worked to protect 2,500 hectares of Peak District and South Pennine Moorland.

 

 

 

 


An introduction to the project

RIshworth Common The history of the project and a brief overview of the conservation works process.

 

 

 

 


Conservation techniques - heather brash

Heather cutings are used to cover bare peat to protect it from erosionHeather cuttings are used to cover bare peat to protect it from erosion in the first stage of our conservation works.

 

 

 

 


Conservation techniques - lime, seed and fertiliser application

lime, seed and fertiliser applicationHow we use fast-growing grasses to repair damaged moorlands.

 

 

 

 

 


Conservation techniques - geotextiles

Geotextile used to cover steep slopes of bare peatWhy we cover steep sided slopes of bare peat with geotextile.

 

 

 

 

 


Conservation techniques - plug plants

native shrubs are reintroduced as plug plantsHow and why we reintroduce native dwarf shrubs as part of our conservation works.

 

 

 

 

 


Conservation techniques - sphagnum moss

Sphagnum moss factsWhy we have reintroduced Sphagnum moss on our sites across the Peak District and South Pennines.

 

 

 

 


MoorLIFE Monitoring video

MoorLIFE monitoring videoVideo podcast explaining how we undertook a monitoring programme to determine the success of the conservation works. As well as looking at how well vegetation establishes on the bare peat, we have monitored the hydrology and&peat erosion / accumulation rates to see how these change following the works.

 

   


Black Hill flyover

Black HillA flight over Black Hill in 2010 - in the first year of the MoorLIFE project

 

 

 

 


Bleaklow flyover

Bleaklow from the airA flight over Bleaklow in 2010 - in the first year of the MoorLIFE project

 

 

 

 


Turley Holes flyover

Turley HolesA flight over Turley Holes in 2010 - in the first year of the MoorLIFE project

 

 

 

 


Rishworth common north flyover

Rishworth Common northA flight over Rishworth Common North in 2010 - in the first year of the MoorLIFE project

 

 

 

 


Rishworth & Blackstone Edge flyover

Rishworth CommonA flight over Rishworth Common South and Blackstone Edge in 2010 - in the first year of the MoorLIFE project

 

 

 

 


Earthrise on Bleaklow

Gully blockingEarthrise - Britain's bog rescue, broadcast on Al Jazeera English 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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