Cumbrian BogsLIFE conference 7-8 May 2019 – Save the Date!

Save the Date! Cumbrian Bogs LIFE+ end of project Conference Tuesday 7 May and Wednesday 8 May 2019

This free event will take place at Newton Rigg Campus, near Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0AH.

The conference marks the end of the five year, EU LIFE-funded lowland raised peat bog restoration project, which has taken place over 3 sites in Cumbria. These are Bolton Fell Moss, Wedholme Flow, and Roudsea Wood and Mosses.

The two-day event includes morning presentations followed by afternoon site visits to Roudsea Wood and Mosses and Bolton Fell Moss.

The programme will explore the challenges and lessons learnt at each site, and features a film showing restoration techniques, and presentations on monitoring, community engagement and cultural ecosystem services. Other elements of the programme will include: a study of the project’s carbon balance and future projections; a question and answer session with the contractors involved in the project; the history and use of peat; and what happens after LIFE.

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