This project set out to develop a strategy for blanket bog restoration in the English uplands based on a shared commitment to work collaboratively amongst landowners, land managers and stakeholders to achieve sustainable outcomes.
The project delivered a strategy document, endorsed by the Defra Upland Stakeholder Forum. It is being used to inform the way in which Natural England and it’ stakeholders and partners will approach the restoration of priority blanket bog habitat.
It takes a lot of time to reach consensus when working in consultation. This time should not to be under estimated in future planning.