How the MoorLIFE has worked to protect 2,500 hectares of Peak District and South Pennine Moorland.
The history of the project and a brief overview of the conservation works process.
Heather cuttings are used to cover bare peat to protect it from erosion in the first stage of our conservation works.
How we use fast-growing grasses to repair damaged moorlands.
Why we cover steep sided slopes of bare peat with geotextile.
How and why we reintroduce native dwarf shrubs as part of our conservation works.
Why we have reintroduced Sphagnum moss on our sites across the Peak District and South Pennines.
Video podcast explaining how we undertook a monitoring programme to determine the success of the conservation works. As well as looking at how well vegetation establishes on the bare peat, we have monitored the hydrology and&peat erosion / accumulation rates to see how these change following the works.
A flight over Black Hill in 2010 - in the first year of the MoorLIFE project
A flight over Bleaklow in 2010 - in the first year of the MoorLIFE project
A flight over Turley Holes in 2010 - in the first year of the MoorLIFE project
A flight over Rishworth Common North in 2010 - in the first year of the MoorLIFE project
A flight over Rishworth Common South and Blackstone Edge in 2010 - in the first year of the MoorLIFE project
Earthrise - Britain's bog rescue, broadcast on Al Jazeera English