I spent a fascinating day last summer wandering around Fleet Moss with Yorkshire Peat Partnership (YPP), inspecting ongoing restoration work for their campaign Give Peat a Chance. Once a rich peatland habitat, much of it is now a desolate landscape. It’s the worst peatland site YPP has discovered in the Yorkshire Dales, and as such it’s one of the areas being prioritised for restoration on a massive scale.

Work this season has focused on returning the hydrology of the site to some semblance of normality. Hundreds of coir logs are used in this process, and the beneficial effects of these were ...


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