IUCN logo
 

Peatland Mailing List

Sign up to receive updates. To find out how we use and protect your personal data, please read our Privacy Policy.

Binnian Lough and Binnian Lamagan Col (Healthy Heathland Project)

Binnian Lough and Binnian Lamagan Col (Healthy Heathland Project)

Reprofiled peat hags

Reprofiled peat hags

Examples of some of the dams installed

Examples of some of the dams installed

Before and after picture of bunding

Before and after picture of bunding

Description

Binnian Lough has a 10 ha plateaux of eroding blanket bog with a network of 1-2 m deep gullies. 

Project Aims

Rebuild heathland habitats and vegetation communities, and minimise peatland erosion.

Restoration Delivered

On Binnian Lough peat hags have been reprofiled and bare peat covered with geojute where necessary to allow the colonisation of vegetation. The gullies here have been blocked with coir rolls and stone dams to raise the water level and reactivate the degrading peat, retaining the silt and seed to revegetate the channels.

Similar materials and techniques have been deployed at Binnian Lamagan Col, with useful advice passed on from Moors for the Future Partnership, which potentially saved mistakes from being made.

Following the start of practical works in December 2016, revegetation is just starting to show, with an increase in target species including cotton grasses and Sphagnum mosses.

{"zoom":6,"lat":54.1278847,"lon":-5.9964196,"markers":{"0":{"lat":54.1278847,"lon":-5.9964196}}}
Organisation / Lead partner:

Mourne Mountains Landscape Partnership

Contact form:

Send message

Contact Details:

Binnian, Newry

Project Name:

Binnian Lough and Binnian Lamagan Col (Healthy Heathland Project)

Approximate area covered:

13 ha

Conservation Status:

Special Area of Conservation (SAC)Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI – NI only)

Predominately:

Upland

Peat Habitats:

Blanket bogUpland heath

Project Type:

RestorationManagementResearchCitizen science/ community engagement.

Visit site