Restoration of Afforested Blanket Bog
This work will be focused on Forestry Commission land in the Migneint-Arenig-Dduallt SAC. The spreading of Sitka spruce out from forest plantations and onto areas of blanket bog is having a significant negative impact upon the habitat. Similarly, some historic Sitka planting took place on areas of good blanket bog. The LIFE Project will remove Sitka from both of these types of areas. These target areas will also have any drainage ditches blocked, using methods similar to those described above for the Berwyn SAC.
The work here will focus on two Forestry Commission Wales sites:
- removal of 18 hectares of Sitka spruce plantation from blanket bog,
- removal of 67 hectares of self-seeding Sitka spruce from blanket bog,
- blocking of over 11km of drainage grip within the cleared areas,
- creation of 35 ponds within the area to aid water retention,
- graze the whole site (200 hectares) with native breeds of Welsh Black cattle and Welsh Mountain ponies.
- removal of 20 hectares of Sitka spruce plantation from blanket bog,
- blocking of 1km of drainage grip within the cleared area.
Project handbook and Layman's report on the websitePublished on 11/Apr/2011 Now that the project has come to an end, the final publications have been produced. A technica Read More
Life Active Blanket Bog in Wales ConferencePublished on 25/Mar/2011 The project conference took place on the 8th and 9th March at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel. A day Read More
Lake Vyrnwy to AberdeenPublished on 21/Mar/2011 The LIFE Project is in the home-straight as it will end on the 31st March 2011. From the ori Read More