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The BOG Standard - the summer edition

Wed 29 Jul 2020

Welcome to the summer edition of our quarterly newsletter, The BOG Standard, continuing to bring you the latest from the world of Moors for the Future Partnership.Read it online

Hitting the ground running for vegetation monitoring season with our volunteers back on the moors

Mon 27 Jul 2020

We are delighted to be welcoming back our volunteers as the vegetation monitoring season gets underway. Every year, we undertake vegetation surveys to monitor the effects of our restoration work, and in response to environmental change. This year marks the seventeenth consecutive year of monitoring, making it one of the

Sensational seasonal stats

Tue 14 Jul 2020

Over the 2019/2020 work season alone (which ended slightly earlier than usual this year due to lockdown), the Partnership revegetated over 27 hectares of bare peat by airlifting, and then spreading by hand, over 5,000 bags of cut heather brash and laying down over 13,000 square metres of geo-textile. Heather

Building links between public and private investment to help bring the green shoots of recovery to the moors

Fri 29 May 2020

Moors for the Future Partnership, who for the past 17 years has been working to restore the peatlands of the Peak District and South Pennine moors, has been selected to receive funding in a pilot scheme to encourage sustainable private sector investment in our natural environment.Defra, the Environment Agency (EA),

Webinar: Moors for the Future Partnership’s ground-breaking project Building Blocks- Next Steps in Gully Blocking

Tue 19 May 2020

Building Blocks Part 1 & 2 on Wednesday 10th June at 10.30 and Wednesday 17th June at 14.30Part 1Find out about Moors for the Future Partnership’s ground-breaking project Building Blocks- Next Steps in Gully Blocking. Building Blocks has enabled the Partnership to map the next 100,000 gully blocks across the

Testing a new technique to improve moorland habitat

Fri 01 May 2020

Moors for the Future Partnership is pioneering and testing a new technique to improve the condition of blanket bog habitat.The aim of the trial is to discover if constructing bunds can improve the health of blanket bogs, returning them to the healthiest condition a bog can be in (known as

Hydrological model builds the blueprint of moorland restoration for the next generation

Thu 16 Apr 2020

Building Blocks – next steps in gully blocking is a project part-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development under the Natural England Water Environment Grant (WEG) scheme. Building Blocks aims to improve biodiversity in the South Pennine Moors Special Area of Conservation (SAC) by re-wetting blanket bog, with

The BOG Standard - the spring edition

Thu 09 Apr 2020

Welcome to the spring edition of our quarterly newsletter, The BOG Standard, continuing to bring you the latest from the world of Moors for the Future Partnership.Read it online

New species of sphagnum discovered by Moors for the Future Partnership volunteer

Wed 01 Apr 2020

Read our April Fools Day prank:A new species of sphagnum has been identified by Moors for the Future Partnership. Nicknamed Futuristic Bog Moss, or Sphagnum futura, the plant is said to be the first true blue sphagnum species. The patch of startling violet sphagnum was discovered in August 2019 during

The results have been pooled for the ninth annual dipwell campaign

Wed 18 Mar 2020

A healthy blanket bog relies on a high water table for its unique and boggy conditions. Every year, volunteers measure the depth of the water table in hundreds of locations. This is known as Moors for the Future Partnership’s dipwell campaign.The data has been analysed by Partnership scientists, and interesting

Women in Science Day

Mon 10 Feb 2020

Tia Crouch, Senior Research & Monitoring Officer talks about her career in conservation science, and what first sparked her interest in the field of peat bogs! I’ve always had an interest in the environment and have fond memories of regular walks on Dartmoor and summer camping trips with my parents

Molinia management webinar

Tue 04 Feb 2020

Learn from researchers and practitioners who are at the forefront of Molinia managementAs part of our MoorLIFE2020 project, we ran a webinar alongside Europarc Atlantic Isles on the subject of Molinia management. Molinia caerulea, also called purple moor grass, covers large areas of deep peat. It can dominate other blanket

New Guiding Principles for the creation of clough woodland published

Thu 09 Jan 2020

Moors for the Future Partnership has published a set of guiding principles for the creation of clough woodlands in the Peak District and South Pennines.Creation of Clough Woodlands: Methodology and design principles covers information about how to create clough woodlands, project planning, choosing suitable land, acquiring consents from government bodies,

The Bog Standard - the winter edition

Mon 23 Dec 2019

Welcome to the winter edition of our recently relaunched quarterly newsletter, now entitled The BOG Standard, continuing to bring you the latest from the world of Moors for the Future Partnership.Read it online

Measuring the moorland water table: 2019 Dipwell Campaign

Wed 20 Nov 2019

20 November 2019 The restoration work that Moors for the Future Partnership do is underpinned by research and monitoring carried out by a team of dedicated scientists and volunteers – often battling the elements to keep our datasets accurate, complete and up-to-date.A key event in the research and monitoring calendar

‘Moor’ results than ever for local youth climate action

Fri 25 Oct 2019

MICCI, the Moorland Indicators of Climate Change Initiative, is a UK-wide project giving secondary school students the opportunity to take part in real-world climate science. Students from schools in or close to UK National Parks – including here in the Peak District - visit moorland or other peatland areas to

New maps highlight the most up to date information about wildfire ignition

Mon 14 Oct 2019

Latest data brings risk maps up to date The maps take into account the latest data on wildfire ignition across the Peak District.Read the summary reportRead the full reportThe maps have been produced using data from Moors for the Future Partnership's newly updated wildfire database, which aims to collect comprehensive

Relaunched newsletter - The BOG Standard

Mon 30 Sep 2019

Welcome to the first edition of our relaunched quarterly newsletter, now entitled The BOG Standard, and continuing to bring you the latest from the world of Moors for the Future Partnership.Read it online

Moors for the Future Partnership plays host to the Today programme

Mon 09 Sep 2019

As the sun rose over the Hope Valley, Kinder Scout made an impressive, and iconic, background as the history, heritage and future of the National Parks were in the spotlight on BBC Radio 4 recently. Moors for the Future Partnership played host to BBC Radio 4’s flagship news programme, Today,

A truly Bogtastic season

Mon 09 Sep 2019

The emphatic exclamation, ''this is the BEST Bogtastic Van I've ever seen'', sets the tone for a record-breaking Bogtastic season This summer the Bogtastic Van hit record numbers of engagement on its travels across the Peak District and South Pennine moors. Launched in 2018 as part of the MoorLIFE 2020

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