Welcome to the Christmas edition of The BOG Standard, continuing to bring you the latest from the world of Moors for the Future Partnership. The work of the Partnership continues unabated with, as ever during winter, our Conservation and Land Management team out on the hills. Meanwhile dipwell monitoring has recently concluded and the team has been spreading the word of the importance of peatlands through new and innovative means.

Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and all the best for 2022.

Manchester-sized area of Peak District moorland holds 9 million tonnes of carbon

A new study has shown that approximately 9 million tonnes of carbon is stored within the peat soils of the Bamford catchment. It is crucial that this carbon is preserved, to help in the fight against climate change.
Carbon stored in Bamford catchment

Bringing the Bogtastic message to the stage

Moors for the Future Partnership teamed up with Buxton-based theatre company Babbling Vagabonds to produce a new play that teaches young people to love and care for peatlands.
Bogtastic play!

New study spells good news for peatlands

A recent study has demonstrated a new way of restoring peatlands. It shows how invasive species that take over after wildfires can be diversified by planting a key bog-building plant, sphagnum moss.

Read the report here

Moors for the Future at COP26

In November, the UN Climate Summit (COP26) took place in Glasgow. As part of the event, Moors for the Future Partnership was invited to speak in the online Peatland Pavilion, taking part in panels on the Great North Bog and the England Peat Action Plan. You can watch videos of these sessions at your leisure over the Christmas period.


All I want for Christmas is healthy blanket bog ...

We all love a Christmas tree, but Sitka spruce on blanket bog is an invasive species. Their presence on the moors does no good to themselves or the moorland around. That's why the Partnership, working with our dedicated team of volunteers, has been removing them. Over 5 days this summer, a team of 14 volunteers removed approximately 12,700 Sitka spruce seedlings from
9.9 hectares. 

Removing Sitka spruce
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