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.
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.
The conference is free of charge and is funded through the EU LIFE programme.
A conference meal in Penrith on the evening of 7 May is available for £26.50 on a first-come-first-served basis.
Cumbria Bogs LIFE+ is an EU funded project (LIFE13 NAT/UK/000443)