Burning as a tool for the restoration of upland blanket bog: Position Statement from Natural England (UPS01)

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Position statement:
This clarifies the position Natural England will take where a request is made to carry out a burn for restoration purposes on blanket bog. This is supported by two further documents:

Annex 1: Decision making framework: The framework provides guidance to describe the circumstances in more detail where burning and other interventions may be considered directly connected with or necessary for the restoration of blanket bog to assist in formulating management plans.

The framework clarifies where burning and other interventions may be considered directly connected with or necessary for the restoration of blanket bog.

Annex 2: Monitoring Protocol:
This advice note sets out simple, standardised approaches to peatland survey and monitoring.

We have also provided a Question & Answer document that seeks to answer the most commonly asked questions. We will continue to develop and update this as we receive feedback.

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Burning as a tool for the restoration of upland blanket bog: Position Statement by Natural England, PDF, 130.2 KB 2020/11/04
Question & Answer, PDF, 298.7 KB 2020/01/23
Upland Position Statement Annex 1: Decision Making Framework, PDF, 601.8 KB 2019/02/11
Upland Position Statement Annex 2: Monitoring Protocol, PDF, 500.7 KB 2019/02/11