MoorLIFE 2020: Blanket bog land management guidance

Guidance for land managers on managing blanket bog

This guidance for land managers and conservation advisers was collaboratively produced in 2017 by representatives of the Uplands Management Group (UMG) in response to a request from Defra's Uplands Stakeholder Forum (USF) for best practice guidance. It is designed to put into practice the joint voluntary Defra Blanket Bog Restoration Strategy agreed by the USF.

The guidance consists of three elements:

Decision making toolkit

Outcomes and Improvements booklet

Frequently asked questions

Before you print

To print the Outcomes and Improvements booklet we recommend that you set the paper size and the original size to A3 and print one-sided. 

To print the other documents use A4.

Alternatively to request a printed pack contact

Moors for the Future Partnership has produced this supplementary document to show how blanket bog can progress towards good condition:

Pathway to good condition

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