We’re tackling nearly half a square kilometre of bare peat in the South Pennine Moors Special Area of Conservation as part of MoorLIFE 2020’s conservation work.
Using heather brash to stabilise, and then adding a mix of lime, seed and fertiliser to revegetate, the aim is for these areas to eventually return to healthy, peat-forming blanket bog.
We’re measuring the nutrient levels and pH of the peat. If the conditions are right we refrain from applying lime or fertiliser. This approach avoids spending money where it is not needed and avoids applying unnecessary fertiliser. We can therefore make the most out of our funding.
We’re aiming to build at least 15,000 mini dams to block 107 km of drainage channels