A detailed survey is carried out on all YPP sites prior to restoration. All grips, gullies and bare peat areas are quantified. Vegetation communities, possible causes of erosion and potential restoration techniques are all recorded on-site before works. This provides YPP with a solid basis for guidance on the most appropriate restoration techniques and provides base-line data for further restoration monitoring. Details of our survey techniques can be found on this website in the 'Surveying' section under 'What We Do'.
Photo: Paul Wilkinson
Blocking grips is a simple but very effective method of restoring the hydrological integrity of peatlands. A combination of grip blocking and bare peat restoration will by employed by YPP in order to begin the process of rehabilitating peatland ecosystems to peat forming habitats. Existing techniques of grip blocking e.g. peat dams and bare peat restoration such as stabilisation and revegetation will be employed.
Photo: Peter Christopherson