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0 Non UU-Owned Catchments Woodhead - MFF. 1 Moors for the Future Moors for the Future; Skilled and Experienced Delivery 600 hectares 1200 tonnes of lime.

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1 0 Non UU-Owned Catchments Woodhead - MFF

2 1 Moors for the Future Moors for the Future; Skilled and Experienced Delivery 600 hectares 1200 tonnes of lime and fertiliser 120 tonnes prilled grass seed 20 hectares geo-jute 1950 tonnes heather brash 5km to nearest road Much winter work!

3 2 Moors for the Future Contributing Partners Peak District National Park Authority* Natural England Environment Agency National Trust United Utilities Yorkshire Water Severn Trent Water Derbyshire County Council RSPB Heritage Lottery Fund EU Commission Defra English Heritage

4 3 Black Hill Summit 2003

5 4 Black Hill Summit July 2008 – 6 years of successful project delivery

6 5 MoorLIFE An opportunity to finish the job started in 2002

7 6 MoorLIFE Inside PDNP 497 Ha approximately £4.5 million Outside PDNP 358 Ha approximately £1.2 million United Utilities £504k Yorkshire Water £415k Natural England £208k National Trust £209k Environment Agency £88k

8 7 Conservation Plan Project

9 8 Non – owned catchment: Woodhead

10 9 MoorLIFE Woodhead Estate East of Bleaklow Head, possibly the most degraded upland peat in Europe and it is in a National Park

11 10 Woodhead project Poor raw water quality 43,000cu Metres of sediment per year flood risk due to rapid surface drainage failing to meet SSSI target condition major carbon source poor agricultural productivity

12 11 Moors for the Future Non – owned catchment: Woodhead Gully Blocking : can be over 3m deep, 139 km of gullies will be blocked. Brash Spreading: The area of bare peat is estimated to be 50 hectares. Includes cutting, delivery and spreading of heather brash onto the bare peat areas. Bare peat re-vegetation: spreading chopped up heather brash, on steeper slopes a geo textile material is required. Then a nurse grass seed is sown with successive additions of lime and fertilizer for four out of the first five years Plug Plants: These are small plants, mainly Eriophorum angustifolium, Eriophorum vaginatum and Empetrum nigra. Hydro-seeding: Hydro-seeding seeds of Calluna vulgaris, Erica tetralix, Erica cinerea and Vaccinium myrtillus by helicopter of cleaned seed. Sphagnum: helicopter application, in suspension, of embryonic plants of 5 Sphagnum species and Polytrichum commune.

13 12 Moors for the Future Sphagnum propagation

14 13 ….and the MoorLIFE project will significantly improve all these issues


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