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Peatland ACTION - what now?

 

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On Thursday of this week Scottish Land & Estates joined other invited participants to discuss how the very successful Peatland ACTION programme run by Scottish Natural Heritage should be taken forward.  Funds for the project are less certain going forward, despite it being recognised that the funding that has been provided up to now has been widely taken up by landowners and managers.  Of particular note was the approach the project had taken to engaging landowners and managers and the vital role that Peatland ACTION Project Officers had played in this regard.  It was clear that a great deal could be achieved when a local facilitator was put in post.  The need for peatland restoration to be considered in light of other catchment scale activity and mechanisms for how integrated catchment scale work might be delivered were also discussed.  The discussion was followed by a site visit to Carnwath Moss in South Lanarkshire – a lowland bog recently restored by FCS.

 

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