Welcome to the Yorkshire Peat Partnership
Part of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Who are we?
The Yorkshire Peat Partnership, or YPP, is an umbrella organisation comprising the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Natural England, North York Moors National Park Authority, Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency. It also receives support from Nidderdale AONB, Pennine Prospects, Environment Agency, National Trust, Moorland Association, National Farmers Union and Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust. The aim of the partnership is to restore and conserve upland peat resources in order to ensure the long-term future these unique and valuable habitats
The potential project area is vast, encompassing the uplands of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Nidderdale AONB, North York Moors National Park and areas of the South Pennines, North of the river Calder. Within the Yorkshire region alone there is nearly 70,000 ha of upland peat soil, upon which a staggering 4,350,000 m of grips (drainage channels) have been incised! There is a real and pressing need to undertake restoration in the Yorkshire region in order to protect these precious carbon sinks.
What do we do?
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21/ 02/ 2014
Another busy season for the YPP team! Find out more in this update or, for more regular updates on the project, 'Like' us on Facebook as Yorkshire Peat Partnership or follow us on Twitter @ypp_peat (links provided in this update).
23/ 05/ 2013
YPP and partners have achieved a significant restoration milestone; 10,000 hectares of peatland restored! Read all about it here.
15/ 04/ 2013
Elaine Archer has completed her MSc dissertation with the University of York entitled "Considering blanket bog heather management practices and their ecological and ecosystem services impact." Have a look.
12/ 04/ 2013
YPP have calculated how much work has been completed from the beginning of the project until now. Take a look at these numbers!
08/ 04/ 2013
Over the last 2 years YPP have been co-funding PhD research into palaeoecological techniques to inform mire and moorland conservation, find out more here.
28/ 03/ 2013
The Yorkshire Peat Partnership successfully supported research work as part of the Workplace Cooperative, a scheme to support student research with Leeds University Geography Department and Natural England.
18/ 03/ 2013
Have a look at our latest YPP Spring Newsletter. It should tell you all you need to know about YPP over the coming few months!
07/ 03/ 2013
The Yorkshire Peat Partnership successfully supported a stakeholder engagement workshop with Dr. Lucie Middlemiss from the Sustainability Research Unit at Leeds University. The day trip took place at Cray Moss, a National Trust site, the main research question that the day centred around was; What are the tensions and synergies between stakeholders associated with peatland restoration?
07/ 03/ 2013
Click here to see Tim Thom and Andrew Walker from Yorkshire Water on BBC Look North talking about the Yorkshire Water funded restoration work taking place in Nidderdale.
28/ 01/ 2013
Astrid from YPP enlightens us about lichens on BBC radio Leeds. These fascinating organisms thrive on upland peatlands, particularly Cladonia spp. Have a listen.....http://www.facebook.com/YorkshirePeatPartnership
28/ 01/ 2013
As always, YPP is very busy currently delivering 2012/13 ground works. Winter is our busiest time for restoration works and contractors are up on site blocking grips, reprofiling and revegetating. Click on the heading to see 2012/13 predicted works programme.
20/ 11/ 2012
Tim Thom talks about the damage and restoration on a Yorkshire Peat Partnership restoration site in the S. Pennines; have a read here
31/ 10/ 2012
Our very own Mark has been interviewed by Radio York about the the unmanned aerial flight over Cray Moss with the Science and Technology Facilities Council, a Natural Trust site in the Yorkshire Dales. Follow this link to our Facebook page to listen to the interview. http://www.facebook.com/YorkshirePeatPartnership
12/ 10/ 2012
YPP has successfully implemented restoration works monitoring in the Dales and the North York Moors. A volunteer workshop was held at Brimham Rocks in conjunction with Stephen Morley from the National Trust. Over 20 people attended and the day was successful. To date, 3 sites have been monitored by Astrid and Mark with the help of Pete and a dedicated few volunteers.
12/ 10/ 2012
The Defra project lead by the University of York and supported by YPP looking at the restoration of blanket bog vegetation for biodiversity, carbon sequestration and water regulation has had a successful field season. For more information visit the project website at; https://sites.google.com/a/york.ac.uk/peatlandesuk/home.
13/ 08/ 2012
Over the last few weeks the team has completed 2 more pre-restoration surveys in Nidderdale and Wharfedale. The area covered is over 2100 hectares which, in light of recent events, is equivalent to the size of nearly 9 Olympic Parks - if they were on steep hills and had areas of long heather to wade through!
12/ 04/ 2012
With help from YPP the University of York has begun installing equipment for a large-scale research programme. The research sites include sites in the Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale and the Forest of Bowland.
12/ 04/ 2012
A TV film crew have been out with presenter Tom Heap filming peatland restoration work for BBC Countryfile on a North York Moors restoration site on which the Yorkshire Peat Partnership are managing the restoration. We will let you know when it will be aired!