Brecklet and Corriechoich ditch blocking project

Introduction

Around 29 km of drains were blocked and reprofiled restoring around 160 hectares of peatland

Description

Blanket Bog and wet heath

Project Aims

Re-wetting of Peatland and improved water quality

Site Activity

Ditch blocking (peat dams) and reprofiling

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Project Name: Brecklet and Corriechoich ditch blocking project

Organisation / Lead partner: Langwell & Braemore Estates

Location: Langwell & Braemore Estate, Caithness

Approximate area covered: 160 ha

Conservation Status: Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Area of Conservation (SAC)

Predominately: Upland

Peat Habitats: Blanket bog, Upland heath

Project Type: Restoration

Year Project Began: 2020

Project End Date: 2020

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