What is the Project?
A management partnership to promote the Eastern Moors Estate as a shining example of best practice in achieving National Park purposes and duty, namely:
- To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Estate.
- To promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the Estate by the public.
- In pursuit of these purposes, to seek to foster the economic and social well-being of local communities.
Where is it?
The Eastern Moors sit on the eastern fringe of the Peak District on the edge of Sheffield.
What is the Purpose?
To optimise wildlife habitats and species, cultural heritage and landscape beauty.
What Habitats will Benefit?
Blanket Bog, Upland Heathland, Upland Oak/birch Woodland, Hay Meadow, Acid Grassland
What Species will Benefit?
Birds associated with the woodland and moorland fringe.
What has been Achieved?
This is a new partnership, work so far has concentrated on completing habitat and species surveys across the estate to inform future management plans.
What is Planned?
- To enhance hydrology and restore vegetation condition on 1,000 ha of Blanket Bog.
- To restore vegetation condition on 400 ha of Upland Heathland.
- To restore hydrology and vegetation condition on 150 ha of Saddleback Mire.
- To move towards mixed birch/oak woodland through planting and re-structuring on 250 ha.
- To plant 30 ha of Upland Oakwood.
- To re-create 10 ha of Hay Meadow.
- To enhance species and structural diversity on 30 ha of Upland Acid Grassland.