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| 7 May 2019
Event: Cumbria BogLIFE end of project conference

This conference marks the end of the five year, EU LIFE-funded lowland raised peatbog restoration project, which has taken place over 3 sites in Cumbria. These are Bolton Fell Moss, Wedholme Flow, and Roudsea Wood and Mosses.
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| 20 Mar 2019
Event: Wetland Management Demonstration Event

Location: Fenn’s & Whixall NNR, North Shropshire/Wrexham SY13 2PD   Fenn’s & Whixall National Nature Reserve, Britain’s 3rd largest raised bog, this is an opportunity to see: Peat bunding techniques in operation Tree harvesting to convert peatland to bog Trials to manage Molinia (Purple Moor Grass) Time: 1:0am – 3pm  
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| 18 Feb 2019
News: Peat-free growing media - Promoting long-term growth and sustainable business

Peat as a growing medium ingredient is becomingly increasingly unacceptable and this has led in recent years to more and more use of peat-free growing media.
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| 18 Feb 2019
News: The pain of a peat-free UK?

30 years ago Plantlife’s then CEO Jane Smart, now IUCN’s Global Director of IUCN’s Biodiversity Conservation Group and Director of IUCN’s Global Species Programme, launched an appeal to protect our peatlands, in what was Plantlife’s first campaign. As Plantlife celebrates its 30th birthday much has changed however the drive to protect our special peatlands remains a critical environmental cause.
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| 18 Feb 2019
News: Moving towards a future of peat-free products

Cheap, usually imported, bags of peat do not reflect the environmental costs to society caused by peat mining and are undercutting the production and supply of peat-free materials. Advances in the development of peat-free horticultural products, means that the UK could establish its own long-term viable industry providing sustainable soil conditioners and growing materials for amateur and professional gardeners
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| 9 Jan 2019
Event: Study opportunity: Managing peatland natural capital in the Falkland Islands (PhD in Environmental Geography)

Managing peatland natural capital in the Falkland Islands (PhD in Environmental Geography) Lead supervisor: Dr Richard Payne, Department of Environment and Geography, University of York Co-supervisors: Prof. Chris Evans (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Dr Ilaria Marengo (South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute), Dr Dmitri Mauquoy (University of Aberdeen).
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| 19 Dec 2018
News: Now Available Free Online: Conserving Bogs; The Management Handbook

We are currently updating 'Conserving Bogs; The Management Handbook', a handbook of methods and techniques to effectively manage and conserve bogs. We hope to have the revised version online in the first half of 2019.
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