Cors Goch Trawsfynydd (New LIFE for Welsh Raised Bogs)

Introduction

The LIFE Welsh Raised Bogs project will help seven of the most important raised bogs in Wales become even better places for wildlife. What’s special about raised bogs? Raised bogs might look barren, but did you know they are great for the environment, wildlife and people? They: • give a home to rare plants and wildlife • store carbon from the atmosphere • store and purify water • give a fascinating insight into our environmental history • offer great places to visit and enjoy nature at its best. Restoration work will take place at Cors Goch near Trawsfynydd, as well as Cors Caron National Nature Reserve (NNR) and Cors Fochno in Ceredigion, and bogs near Fishguard, Crosshands, Crickhowell and Builth Wells. This work has been funded by an EU LIFE programme grant and Natural Resources Wales, with support from Welsh Government and the Snowdonia National Park Authority. (LIFE16 NAT/UK/000646).

Project Aims

Restoration work taking place here will: • improve the conditions of the peatland • remove invasive species and scrub • introduce light grazing - all in partnership with local communities, landowners and contractors.
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Project Name: Cors Goch Trawsfynydd (New LIFE for Welsh Raised Bogs)

Organisation / Lead partner: Natural Resources Wales

Location: Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd

Approximate area covered: 200 ha

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

Predominately: Lowland

Peat Habitats: Lowland raised bog

Project Type: Restoration, Management, Research, Communications

Year Project Began: 2017

Project End Date: 2023

    Cors Fochno Credit Drew Buckley Photography
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