Cumbria Peatland Restoration
Last year, peatland and lowland mire restoration work was highlighted on the Simon Reeve BBC series 'The Lakes'. This illustrated the positive action taken by Cumbria Wildlife Trust to make a difference to carbon capture and the restoration of these crucial habitats for the flora and wildlife that live there.
As well as work on nature reserves including Foulshaw Moss (which locks away over 5,300 tonnes of carbon each year), there are also other projects to restore the upland peat habitats in Cumbria. One of these sites is at Loweswater Mosses, an area of blanket bog 67.26 ha in size. Not only will the restoration benefit the biodiversity of the area but it will save a potential 71,465 tonnes of carbon (257,276 tonnes CO2 equivalent). This habitat is one of the best methods for impacting on climate change and locking carbon away in Cumbria.To find out more about how donations support this vital work, visit their website www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/what-we-do/conservation-projects/upland-wetland-restoration. Here you will be able to read about the habitats to be protected, watch short videos about peatland restoration and meet peatland restoration officers.