Peatland Management Workshop


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Peat is organic material that has built up in waterlogged conditions over thousands of years, and represents a large store of carbon captured from the atmosphere. Peatlands damaged by drainage can rapidly lose their stored carbon as carbon dioxide but re-wetting these peatlands could increase emissions of other greenhouse gases (methane and nitrous oxide).   This course, led by Moors for the Future, will cover:

  • The importance of peat as an upland habitat and resource, peat formation, types of peatland and peat as a carbon sink
  • Techniques for the management of peat moorland including drainage management
  • Techniques for the restoration and rewetting of peat moorland
  • Liming NPK application
  • Seeding/spreading heather brash
  • Conservation and biodiversity including clough woodland creation
  • Grant availability through Countryside Stewardship
  • A health and safety briefing prior to site visit
  • Site visit to a local moorland

It will start at 9.30am on 22nd January 2015 at Holme Moss, near Holmbridge, West Yorkshire.  RDPE funding is available subject to certain eligibility criteria.  Where funded the course cost is £30.00 + VAT.  To book your place, please contact Erica Spencer on 01765 609355 or