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It's that helicopter time of year again
The Moors For The Future project has been working since 2003 to repair the damage caused to the moorland of the Dark Peak, which I live on the edge of. Part of this work involves spreading heather brash over the areas of eroded peat, so as to provide a ...
28-Jan-2011
14:40:49
2
A busy day on the moors
I got a phone call from Fiona yesterday asking me if I'd help with some research work being done on Black Hill by the University of Manchester on behalf of Moors For The Future (MFTF). Beth is doing the research and she's using a spectrometer to measure ...
22-May-2010
22:38:00
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Airborne muckspreader
A couple of weeks ago the Moors For the Future folks started up the heather brash spreading operations that I've helped out with before. The aim is to spread a thin layer of chopped up heather (brash) over the bare peat as part of the process of getting ...
05-Apr-2006
11:12:20
4
First t-shirt patrol of the year
Today was really rather warm - in the mid to upper teens (mid 60's fahrenheit for any colonials listening in), so rather than being bundled up like an Inuit I got to walk around in my t-shirt - it looks like spring is really here at last. Unfortunately ...
19-Mar-2005
07:12:37
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Helicopter in the hills
The Moors For The Future project are back on the job again, spreading cut heather on Bleaklow as part of the attempt to re-vegetate the eroded peat. I helped out with loading the lift bags last year, and this year I'm getting to help with the second ...
07-Jan-2005
10:45:49
6
Moors for the Future and CROW updates
The CROW (Countryside Rights Of Way) Act came into force in the Peak District on September 19th, the picture to the left is the new sign that you'll see on gates and stiles to show you where access land starts. There's a wealth of information available ...
04-Oct-2004
01:36:37
7
Following the fence
As part of the measures undertaken by the Moors for the Future project, English Nature have erected a fence around the most severely eroded part of the Bleaklow area. One of the jobs that Fiona, the full-time ranger has been asking for us to do it to ...
03-Oct-2004
09:46:39
8
Three hot days and a thunderstorm
There's an old joke that says that summer in Britain consists of 'three hot days and a thunderstorm', which is exactly what has been happening with the weather over the last week, as a results of us being slapped around by the tail end of Hurricane Alex ...
12-Aug-2004
02:45:37
9
Wildlife bonanza
I managed to haul myself out of the house yesterday, and after checking in at the briefing centre I drove up Longdendale, parked at the Blacks and headed up just to the east of Far Black Clough. Much to my surprise I saw a pair of Lapwings on the moor - ...
28-Mar-2004
10:26:40
10
Hauling heather
As part of the Moors for the Future project, large amounts of cut heather is going to be spread on the burnt, eroded and degraded areas of peat on Bleaklow. The heather contains lots of seed which will hopefully germinate and recolonise the bare peat ...
08-Dec-2003
11:06:31
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Moors for the Future website is up...
The Moors for the Future website has finally appeared. There isn't much there at the moment, and according to Cas Worman who is working on the site, The website is in process of being written at the moment. For now, it's only going to be a 'who we ...
22-Oct-2003
02:23:15
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Still looking for information on the "Moors for the future" project
Despite my best efforts I have still failed to find a website for the "Moors for the future" project, however I have found a couple of interesting links on the English Nature website: Ring-fencing Bleaklow's 'desert' This explains the rationale behind ...
08-Sep-2003
12:23:56
13
Ashop activity
One of the other Rangers asked me if I knew what all the stream logging equipment was in Ashop Clough, alongside the Snake Path, and a little googling revealed the answer. Nottingham Trent University School of Land-based Studies / School of Property ...
03-Mar-2003
09:24:25