SNH are seeking applications for an ambitious £1.7m peatland restoration project, set to run over the next two years.
The Green Stimulus Peatland Restoration Project is a Scottish Government initiative to reduce carbon released into the atmosphere. Restoring peat-forming habitats which have been drained or damaged helps ensure that they remain as long-term sinks rather than sources of greenhouse gases. In addition, healthy and fully functional peatlands provide a fascinating habitat with a unique and special wildlife.
The primary aim of the project is to facilitate 'on the ground' peatland restoration work, but in addition to restoration work, SNH will also welcome applications for funding to deliver demonstration events, improve innovation (testing new techniques) and raise awareness of peatland restoration.
The first deadline is 28 June 2013 with a further closing date 4 October 2013. Application forms, eligibility criteria and information about future application submission deadlines are available on the project webpage: http://www.snh.gov.uk/climate-change/what-snh-is-doing/green-stimulus-peatland-restoration/