Priority Peat 2013

Description of activity: 

An assessment of the peatland restoration work still to be completed within the National Landscape 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).

Expected outcomes of activity: 

This tool will help prioritise action on the ground to increase the rate of peatland restoration works.

Activity date: 
1st April 2014