Restoration of Blanket bogs; flood risk reduction and other ecosystem benefits MoorLIFE 2020 | 2015
Author: Pilkington et al.
Publication Date: 2015
Summary: The final report of the Making Space for Water project
The Making Space for Water project area lies within the Peak District National Park itself part of the South Pennines Moors Special Area of Conservation. The latter contains one third of the UK’s Blanket bog habitat, a globally rare ecological resource with over 10% of the world’s supply found in Britain alone.
The primary aim of the Making Space for Water Project was to demonstrate how restoration of these habitats can contribute to reducing local flood risk while producing wider benefits for the environment and communities. Read on to find out more.
File Type: report
Keywords: Science; Hydrology; Natural Flood Management | NFM; Ecosystem services | Natural Capital; Long term monitoring; Bare peat; Water quality