PEATLANDS & WETLANDS
Projects focused on the restoration and understanding of Peatlands and Wetlands.
Peatland Restoration on Thorne and Hatfield Moors – Restoration work has begun on the site to improve conditions on the internally important lowland raised mires at the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve. This has included the spraying and removal of invasive species such as the Rhododendron. The work will promote more favourable conditions for the future by reducing evapotranspiration.
For further information on the Humberhead Peatlands NNR visit their website – www.humberheadpeatlands.org.uk
Keadby Warping Drain – Ground works on the site have been sucessfully completed. Fencing has been positioned around the drain allowing for grazing and creation of an interesting and flourishing grassland habitat. A new information board will soon be installed for visitors to enjoy and will feature information about land drainage history.
Reconstructing the Wildscape – The project is based around an investigation into the wild ‘hidden landscapes’ of Thorne and Hatfield Moors their surrounding areas and their associated floodplains and meres. These ‘hidden landscapes’ are the prehistoric, historic and post-medieval landscapes of the Humberhead Levels which are preserved and concealed by the peat and alluvial deposits that cover much of this environment.
For further information visit the website www.projectwildscape.wordpress.com