Heather bale dams


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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

Project: moorLIFE2020

Keywords: heather bale ; land management ; conservation

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