Community Science

Join us in recording how our moorland environment and its wildlife are changing over time 


We are gathering people together to record valuable information about the impact of climate change on moorlands.

How do I take part?

We have set up different surveys and volunteering activities which you can take part in depending on how much time you want to commit. Visit our surveys page to find out which survey is right for you

By collecting scientific data about upland species such as the mountain hare, curlew, green hairstreak butterfly and the bilberry bumblebee, as well as environmental factors like the water table, this Heritage Lottery funded project aims to find out about the long term prospects of this globally important landscape.

Community Science surveys form part of the wide range of volunteering opportunities available with the Partnership. Find out more here

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The biological information you collect will be fed into a national database, meaning that the way the moorland ecosystem is coping with climate change over the long term can be seen.

Sounds complicated? It isn’t! Anyone can take part, from those with just an hour to spare to those with a lifetime, and you don’t need to have any previous experience.

You can learn new skills, improve your wildlife ID abilities and meet new people - all while getting out and about in this inspiring upland environment.

Where possible we aim to make Community Science data accessible to all. Please do contact us if you're interested in using the information collected through the project.

You can find project updates and reports, including our 2018 preliminary results document here:

Illustrations (c) Chris Shields & Mike Langman

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