Nature conservation in action

This collection of resources shows how habitat restoration and nature conservation happen in the Watershed Landscape.

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Repairing peat

Factsheet about how bare peat is repaired on moorland as part of ongoing conservation work.

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Restoring hay meadows=Charlotte Weightman, RSPB Habitat Intervention Officer talks about how to restore and maintain hay meadow in partnership with local farmers.

Restoring hay meadows

Charlotte Weightman, RSPB Habitat Intervention Officer talks about how to restore and maintain hay meadow in partnership with local farmers.

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The Pennine Finch or Twite

A factsheet about the Pennine Finch or Twite and the work going on to return it to its moorland habitat in the Watershed Landscape.

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Peatland Programme=Check out the Peatland Programme in the North Pennines to conserve and restore areas of peat landscape.

Peatland Programme

Check out the Peatland Programme in the North Pennines to conserve and restore areas of peat landscape.

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Moorland restoration=More information about moorland restoration across the Watershed Landscape.

Moorland restoration

More information about moorland restoration across the Watershed Landscape.

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Charlotte Weightman - Habitat Intervention Officer for the RSPB=Charlotte explains how to restore and maintain hay meadow to support the Pennine Twites in cooperation with local farmers.

Charlotte Weightman - Habitat Intervention Officer for the RSPB

Charlotte explains how to restore and maintain hay meadow to support the Pennine Twites in cooperation with local farmers.

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Repairing bare peat - case study

In a great example of the circular economy - Offshoots Permaculture Project and United Utilities are working together to replant damaged moorland to stop further peat loss in an environmental and sustainable way.

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Moorland Gold - case study

This case study looks at how one company uses plant debris taken from reservoir water to provide a waste peat based product for gardeners which is environmentally friendly and soil association approved.

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A Changing Landscape

Removal of sheep affects the appearance of the moorland landscape - take a look at photos of saplings growing on moorland fringe areas not grazed since the last outbreak of foot and mouth.

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