Thursday, 25 April 2013
Peatland at the Cairngorms Land Management Forum
I was invited to speak about peatland management, and explain my view of the future in language that I hope the landowners and managers could understand and appreciate. In my view, the biggest issue that will make people sit up and pay attention is the possibility of peatland restoration and management providing an additional income stream. I attempted to explain that I see the awakening interest in peatland restoration and management as an opportunity, not a threat.
I understand the cynicism that some people express, but my argument to them is that they should at least keep an open mind while the options are explored. They might be pleasantly surprised!