Past Events


Image: Neolithic trackway, Hatfield Moors © Henry Chapman

Past Events

What the EU LIFE programme has done for the Peak District – a guided walk on Kinder Scout

May 21, 2017
The Moorland Centre, Edale - 10am - 1pm The EU has been supporting nature, environment and climate action for 25 years! Moors for the Future Partnership is celebrating this milestone with a guided walk on Kinder Scout. 

Annual Convention and Symposium of the International Peatland Society

May 28, 2017
The Annual Convention and Symposium of the International Peatland Society (IPS) will be held at the Mariott Hotel in Aberdeen, Scotland in May 2017.

Dartmoor Citizen Science Day

July 4, 2017
The Dartmoor Mires Citizen Science Project is part of ongoing research at Plymouth University monitoring the restoration of peat-forming vegetation on Dartmoor.

BogFest (a joint Moors for the Future Partnership & IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference)

September 21, 2017
Many thanks to all that joined us for BogFest 2017 in the heart of Edale. It was great to have so many enthusiastic people ready to learn and share their own experiences. We will be sharing resources from the festival in the next few days so please keep an eye on our Resources pages and Moors for the Future Partnership's website.

Renewable Resources from Wet and Rewetted Peatlands

September 26, 2017
2nd International Conference on the Utilisation of Wetland Plants Greifswald, Germany; 26th - 28th September 2017

International Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture on Organic Soils

November 23, 2017
Uppsala, Sweden; 23rd-24th November 2017 Peatland store a major share of the world's soil organic carbon. Many European peatlands have been drained and cultivated in the past centuries. This fosters land surface subsidence and peat mineralisation. This conference will discuss options for maintaining production on organic soils while reducing greenhouse gases emissions and buffering climate change. Registration and abstract submission before 22nd September. See website for more information.

World Forum on Natural Capital

November 27, 2017
The next World Forum on Natural Capital, the world's leading natural capital event, will take place on 27-28 November 2017 in Edinburgh. Tickets are now on sale: https://naturalcapitalforum.com/.

Richard Payne
A tribute to Richard Payne The IUCN UK Peatlands Programme team were all saddened to hear the shocking news about the death of…
Image of sphagnum in pool © Joe Holden
Sphagnum is a key ingredient of natural flood managementIn 2008 iCASP published research that showed how water running over Sphagnum on blanket peatlands…
Image of V-notch in ply-sheet dam © Emma Shuttleworth
Peat restoration and natural flood managementThe Upland Environments Research Unit at the University of Manchester has been working closely with…
Image of bog vegetation © Dom Hinchley
New edition of Conserving Bogs: The Management HandbookA new edition of Conserving Bogs: The Management Handbook is now available. Conserving Bogs: The…
Rob Stoneman at the House of Commons flanked by Rob Brown and Julian Sturdy
Managing the Uplands for Public Benefit House of Commons ReceptionOver 48 representatives from across the peatland community in the UK as well as MPs and Peers…
Large heath butterfly
Peatland biodiversity - butterflies & mothsAt Butterfly Conservation we understand the great value of healthy functioning peatlands for…
Cover of GHG emissions inventory
Inclusion of peatlands in the UK's GHG emissions inventory publishedThe long-awaited report on inclusion of peatlands in the UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…
Marsden Moor fire © BBC News
Record breaking Spring temperatures exacerbate wildfire outbreaks across the UKThe summer heatwave of 2018 was accompanied by wildfires across the UK with a major incident…
Staff from RSPB, Scottish Water and the contractor, McGowan Ltd, discuss the successful works at Moss of Kinmundy
Ugie Peatland Partnership welcomes restoration of local bogBog restoration works are expected to benefit local water quality and nature, as well as contribute…
Delgates at the policy and practice workshop
New initiative to combine data across studies and sites to better inform peatland policy and practice Researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from across Europe, whose goal is to understand better…
Peatland milled for horticulture
Moving towards a future of peat-free productsCheap, usually imported, bags of peat do not reflect the environmental costs to society caused by…