Lancashire Upland Peat Partnership
An assessment of the peatland restoration work still to be completed within the AONB area was undertaken as the Priority peat 2013 project, which was produced as a report in April 2014. The matrix approach allows priorities for action to be determined based on a large number of datasets and consultation with key partners. It has since been used to prioritise sites to be put into EU LIFE+ bids (2014 & 2015) and to direct EA funds to 'shovel ready' projects (eg work on Brown Syke, Abbeystead).
|Action||Targets and Timescales||Partners|
|1.3D||Restore and re-wet areas of blanket bog habitat as identified in the AONB Peatland Restoration Plan||
Restoration and re-wetting of 35hectares of blanket bog habitat (subject to funding availability)
|1.3E||Play an active role in local and regional peatland initiatives (e.g. Lancashire and Pennine Peat Partnerships) to seek additional funding to deliver AONB Peatland Restoration Plan||
Lancashire Upland Peat Partnership restoration plan (incl. AONB data) complete
AONB projects included in Pennine Peat Partnership bid for EU LIFE+ funding