Introduction to Rewetting the Moorland Environment
Thursday, March 12th, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Managing the flow of water within the landscape is vital to restoring a healthy blanket bog, reducing wildfire risk, Natural Flood Management and drinking water quality. The hydrology has a direct effect on what plants and animals will inhabit it.
The event will explain the principles of moorland management; primarily focused on controlling water in the context of restoring a habitat and Natural Flood Management. Looking at designs and structures of small dams in an upland environment. It will also include a practical session on site where you will install small dams on Marsden Moor.
This is aimed at anyone interested in, new to or currently with a moorland management based role including; rangers, wardens, site managers, project officers, project managers, reserve offices or anyone interested in learning the basic principles of moorland restoration.
A large part of the day will be outside in the moors in an exposed environment – please come with warm, waterproof clothing and suitable footwear.
Please bring your own packed lunch and water/drink.
This event is kindly organised and hosted by the National Trust.