Moors for the Future is a partnership organisation that since 2003 has been working across the Peak District and South Pennines to protect the most degraded landscape in Europe.
The work of the partnership to protect peat moorland is delivered by the Moors for the Future staff team through the Peak District National Park Authority as the lead and accountable body.
It is supported through its partners including the Environment Agency, Natural England, National Trust, RSPB, Severn Trent Water, United Utilities, Yorkshire Water, Pennine Prospects and representatives of the moorland owner and farming community.
Moors for the Future was originally established by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
More information and links to the websites of our partners can be found below.
To collect the water needed for drinking, United Utilities owns 56,000 hectares of catchment land in the north west of England. 10,000 hectares lie within the Peak District. Much of it is internationally important heather moorland and designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
We aim to manage this land in a way that balances the interests of land users, biodiversity and protection of water sources. Large areas of the moor are eroding which has an impact on raw water quality in terms of colour and sediments arising from the exposed fragile peat soil.
Severn Trent Water supplies essential Water services such as drinking water and all sewerage services to millions of homes and businesses across the Midlands and beyond. Around eight million people across the Midlands receive their water and sewerage services from the company, activities which lay the foundation for STW's extensive work in the conservation of landscape and biodiversity. The company owns and manages 20,000 hectares of land and water in England and Wales and launched its Biodiversity Action Plan in 1999.
We are the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales. It's our job to make sure that air, land and water are looked after by everyone in today's society, so that tomorrow's generations inherit a cleaner, healthier world.
We manage the collection, treatment and distribution of water in Yorkshire, supplying around 1.24 billion litres of drinking water each day - that's a lot of water.
At the same time we also collect, treat and dispose of about one billion litres of waste water safely back into the environment.
Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is a Government Department in the UK with the overarching challenge to secure a healthy environment in which we and future generations can prosper.
As we build a low carbon, resource efficient economy, Defra helps people to adapt to changes, deals with environmental risks and makes the most of the opportunity we now have to secure a sustainable society and a healthy environment. This will help see us through the difficult economic times, volatile food and energy prices and a changing climate which all make us more aware that we can’t take our environment for granted
We’re saving threatened birds and wildlife across the UK and overseas. With your support, we are creating a world richer in nature.
Pennine Prospects is a unique rural regeneration company created in 2005 as a champion for the South Pennines.
We are an award-winning partnership organisation delivering a wide range of projects aimed at promoting, protecting and enhancing the built, natural and cultural heritage of the South Pennines.
As a company we are strongly committed to sustainable development and enable partner organisations, local residents and businesses to maximise the benefit of the area’s rich natural, cultural and heritage assets.