945: Environmental impacts - drainage and burning management on moorlands

This paper is summarised from Chapter 9 of the Natural England Research Report NERR030, ‘Environmental impacts of land management’.

Year of Publication2009

Extensive grazing, cool, managed burns on longer rotations, limited or no burning on blanket peats and a reversal in the drainage of moorland areas can lead to landscapes which are richer in biodiversity. They can also make a significant contribution to better water quality and climate change mitigation.

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