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Next Meeting: February 22nd
Bringing Cumbria’s Bogs back to Life Keeley Spate
Natural England are running a project (called “BogLIFE”) restoring lowland raised bog sites in Cumbria. Lowland raised bog is one of Western Europe’s rarest and most threatened habitats with 94% of it having been destroyed or damaged in the UK through commercial peat extraction and drainage. Cumbria has almost half of what remains in England. Cumbria BogLIFE is a five year EU funded project being run by Natural England, which will restore over 500ha of this threatened habitat across the county.
Keeley will talk about exactly what lowland raised bogs are and why it is so important to conserve them. We will hear about the techniques Natural England are using to restore the bogs, as well as learn about the unique wildlife that makes its home on the peat bog.
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