Heather bale dams
Summary: This factsheet explains why and how heather bale dams are used for blocking gullies in peatland restoration work
Heather bale dams are used to slow the flow of water from a moor, trapping sediment and creating shallow habitat pools. Find out how the dams are installed, their purpose, advantages and disadvantages. The factsheet includes a diagram to show how these dams are build and photos of them in action. This factsheet was produced as part of the MoorLIFE 2020 project.
File Type: factsheet
Keywords: heather bale ; land management ; conservation
Heather bale dams ( 1.5 MB)