Friday, 14 June 2013

Peatland Restoration on Dartmoor

The peatland restoration message appears to be causing some indigestion on Dartmoor.  See the article from the Western Morning News, which highlights the concerns of the Dartmoor Society about the impact of the  ongoing restoration work on 20,000 acres of Dartmoor.

I can understand the concerns.  Marching over sensitive habitats with heavy equipment is not everyone's idea of conservation, but I believe that the end justifies the means.  Clearly, communication needs to take place to try and resolve the differences and confirm that the long-term benefits of rewetting justify the need for short-term intervention.