#PeatConf20: Day 3

Image courtesy of Welsh Peatland Sustainable Management Scheme (SMS) Project

#PeatConf20: Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 including a Keynote address, case study from Welsh Peatlands Sustainable Management Scheme and Q&A session: #PeatConf20 Welcome Day 3

The theme of the day is to explore different approaches to translating national & regional peatland strategies to effective action programmes.

Through a series of virtual field trips projects and partnerships of different ages from different areas of the UK, working on different peatland types of different condition, will share their journeys of delivering effective restoration and conservation action for peatlands.

  • Welcome to Day 3 of the conference.

Sarah Proctor, IUCN UK Peatland Programme

  • Keynote address.

Christopher Dean, Moors for the Future Partnership

  • Welsh Peatlands Sustainable Management Scheme: A case study including Q&A session

Rachel Harvey, Welsh SMS & Martin Clift, RSPB


Peatland ACTION: Case studies and wider benefits from restoring Scotland's peatlands including Q&A session: #PeatConf20 Peatland ACTION

Explore the peatlands of Scotland and the work that the Peatland Action project is doing to help restore them.

Speakers include:

  • Andrew McBride, NatureScot / Peatland ACTION 
  • Russell Hooper, Peatland ACTION
  • Hywel Maggs, RSPB Scotland
  • Julia Quin, NatureScot / Peatland ACTION



Delivering action in Northern Ireland: partnership approaches including Q&A session: #PeatConf20 Northern Ireland

Explore the peatlands of Northern Ireland and the work the Collaborative Action for the Natura Network (CANN) and the National Trust are doing to restore and conserve them.

Speakers include:

  • Trish Fox, Ulster Wildlife
  • Melina Quin, National Trust
  • Patrick Lynch, National Trust
  • Eimar Reeve, DAERA




Partnership approaches under EU LIFE including Q&A session: #PeatConf20 EU LIFE

Explore the blanket bogs of the Peak District and Pennines in England and raised bogs of Wales with EU LIFE funded projects: MoorLIFE2020, Pennine PeatLIFE and New LIFE for Welsh Raised Bogs.

Speakers include:

  • Chris Dean, Moors for the Future Partnership
  • Alistair Lockett, North Pennines AONB Partnership
  • Dana Thomas, LIFE Welsh Raised Bogs Project / Natural Resources Wales
  • Patrick Green, LIFE Welsh Raised Bogs Project / Natural Resources Wales
  • Ben McCarthy, National Trust



South West Peatland Partnership case study including Q&A session: #PeatConf20 South West Peatland Partnership

Explore the peatlands of the South West of England: Exmoor, Dartmoor & Bodmin Moor and the work that the South West Peatland Partnership is doing to restore and conserve them.

Speakers include:

  • Morag Angus, South West Water / South West Peatland Partnership
  • David Smith, South West Water / South West Peatland Partnership
  • Dr Emma Goodyer, IUCN UK Peatland Programme




Sustainable peatlands: wet agriculture in action including Q&A session: #PeatConf20 Sustainable Peatlands

Explore the sustainable and adaptive management of productive lowland peatlands and wetter ways of farming with Manchester Metropolitan University, Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Greater Manchester & North Merseyside, and BeadaMoss®

Speakers include:

  • Tom Smart, Natural England
  • Adam Briggs, National Farmers Union NW Environment
  • Neal Wright, BeadaMoss
  • Jack Clough, University of East London (UEL)
  • Dr Chris Field, Manchester Metropolitan University


Going underground - exploring Ilkley Moor's historic environment including Q&A session: #PeatConf20 Ilkey Moor

Explore the historic environment of England's Ilkley Moor and the wetland archaeology research that is helping us understand more about importance of the wider benefits of peatlands.

Speakers include:

  • Ben Jennings, University of Bradford
  • Benjamin Gearey, UCC
  • Dr Abbi Flint, University of Bradford
  • Clifton Bain, IUCN UK Peatland Programme