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

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

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

Question & Answer:
This Q&A seeks to answer the most commonly asked questions and will continue to be developed as we receive feedback.

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Upland Position Statement: Burning as a tool for the restoration of upland blanket bog, PDF, 109.9 KB 2019/02/11
Upland Position Statement: Decision Making Framework, PDF, 601.8 KB 2019/02/11
Upland Position Statement: Monitoring Protocol, PDF, 500.7 KB 2019/02/11
Question & Answer, PDF, 352.7 KB 2019/02/11