Peatland ACTION - Project resources

Whether to help inform an application to our fund; improve your understanding and awareness of Peatland restoration, or simply to help us spread the word - we hope you will find our project resources helpful.

How do I learn about the techniques used in peatland restoration?

The Peatland ACTION team have put together a suite of technical restoration demonstration videos to help you learn about the techniques and their successful execution on-the-ground.

View our PeatlandACTION playlist on our YouTube channel for a full list of techniques (ditch blocking, bunding, reprofiling, and surface smoothing).

Peatland ACTION - Ditch blocking video

Duration
03:38

A short video explaining the techniques for ditch blocking on peatlands.

Restoration guidance

Managing peatlands in the long term

Branding and social

Training

Peatland ACTION offers training in methods of peatland restoration techniques used throughout the UK. These two-day events - lead by the Crichton Carbon Centre - is a space for open, interactive discussions on peatland restoration. 

Designed specifically for:

- Contractors looking to undertake peatland restoration projects;
- Consultants looking to undertake peatland restoration projects, peatland condition assessments and feasibility studies;
- Agents preparing peatland restoration projects;
- Land Managers and Factors; and
- Ecological Clerk of Works.

Interested? Register for future events

Events 

We will also let you know if we are attending shows or giving local presentations.

Help us to spread the Peatland ACTION message!

Data

Data collected as part of the Peatland ACTION program are available as open source data (e.g. project locations, peat depth, and peatland condition).

To ensure our restoration work is supported by robust evidence, a monitoring programme at a selection of Peatland ACTION sites is also ongoing (e.g. water table dynamics, water quality, vegetation surveys and drone flights with multispectral cameras).

Download our informative posters

Download our leaflets

    Case studies

    We demonstrate links between peat condition and fisheries, grouse, carbon storage, drinking water catchments, wildlife, landscapes, human history and so much more. 

    Articles and blogs

    Videos and interactives

    • What are carbon 'sinks'?
      CNNi "Call to EARTH" series of video offers an overview of some of the worlds carbon sinks, including the peatlands of Scotland. Features Peatland ACTION Delivery Manager from NatureScot who explains what we are doing to restore this habitat as part of worldwide efforts to combat climate change. 
       
    • Interactive on peatlands by CNNi explores the threats and pressures peatlands face; what's being done to restore and protect this habitat; and the benefits this brings. Look out for the 'rollover' image to discover some of the species peatlands support.