Baseline wildfire perception and incidents report - Final report | MoorLIFE 2020 |2017
Author: Moors for the Future Partnership, Paul Titterton
Publication Date: October 2021
Summary: Establishing expert opinion on the perceived risk and severity of wildfire prior for single species habitats, and the scenarios behind ignition.
This report establishes a baseline of expert opinion on wildfire risk and severity on 5 single species habitats. Expert opinion identified that heather and purple moor grass has the greatest wildfire risk and wildfires on bare peat and heather were percieved to be the most severe. The most common scenario for accidental ignition is a group of friends accidentally causing an ignition through incorrect disposal of a lit item.
Keywords: Wildfire | Fire; Conservation technique; Research; Restoration; Water Table