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Pennine PeatLIFE is funded by the EU LIFE programme with match funding from Yorkshire Water, United Utilities, Northumbrian Water and the Environment Agency. Pennine PeatLIFE is led by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership in collaboration with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Forest of Bowland AONB Partnership.

 

Draining peat moorland causes erosion, soil loss, carbon release: repairing this damage is one great way to act for climate change, nature and the enjoyment of wild places https://t.co/vmvqdmgu7y

We try and cut #heather brash from close to the bare #peat sites, this minimises the transport costs and also prevents us transferring unwanted pests/diseases from site to site #penninepeatlife #NorthPenninesAONB #eulife #restoration #Cumbria

Here we can see #moorland #grips (straight lines), that were cut into the #peat as per past government grants, surrounded by bare & eroding peat. These grips drain the surrounding #peatlands and in this case degrades the vegetation #penninepeatlife #yorkshire #eulife

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