Annex 1. Background, location, design and the restoration process
Publication Date: 2015
Summary: From the final Making Space for Water report
This report describes the restoration works undertaken during the making space for water project. The restoration process involved grazing exclusion and gully-blocking, followed by stabilisation of the bare peat using heather brash and seeding with amenity grasses, local grasses and dwarf shrubs. This was accompanied by an initial treatment with lime and fertiliser (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) followed by two more annual treatments of lime and fertiliser. Finally, plugs of moorland species were planted on scattered locations within the project area.
File Type: report
Keywords: Moorland restoration; lime treatment; heather brash; fertiliser; plug panting; flood management; gully blocking