PROJECT Moors for the Future
ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED Peak District National Park Authority (lead body), Environment Agency, NGOs (National Trust, RSPB), water companies (Severn Trent, United Utilities, Yorkshire Water), Pennine Prospects and representatives of moorland owners and the National Farmers Union
Fifteen years ago, some areas of peatland in the South Pennines may have looked more like moonscape than moor. “It would have been bare of vegetation,” says Dr Emma Shuttleworth, a research associate in geomorphology at the University of Manchester. In contrast, she says, there are now few bare surfaces.