Peatland restoration programme

The programme for the Peatland Restoration has now been finalised and is presented below. We look forward to seeing you all in February.

Peatland restoration: policy and practice
Thursday 23rd February 2017
International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-on-Tyne

10:00-10:30 Arrival at Centre for Life. Tea/coffee
The programme10:30 Welcome
Matt Aitkenhead and Jenny Jones
10:40-11:10 Andreas Heinemeyer (University of York): Science, Policy & Practice: blanket bog management - exploring the past, monitoring the present and predicting likely futures
11:10-11:40 Mark Reed (University of Newcastle) & Jillian Hoy (IUCN): The Peatland Code
11:40-12:00 Janet Moxley (CEH): Reporting emissions from peatlands in LULUCF Inventory: implementing the Wetlands Supplement guidance
12:00-12:30 Questions and position paper discussion
12:30-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-14:00 Patricia Bruneau & Andrew McBride (SNH)
Scotland Peatland Action Program - lesson and legacy
14:00-14:20 Emily Taylor (The Carbon Centre): Thinking big: complexities of landscape scale peatland management and restoration
14:20-14:40 Alistair Lockett & Emma Taylor (North Pennines AONB Partnership)
Bare peat restoration in the North Pennines – colder, wetter, higher
14:40-15:00 Abi Mansley (Northumberland National Park) Sitka spruce on bog and heathland
15:10-15:30 Tea/Coffee, questions and feedback for position paper
15:30 Depart

The meeting is £10 for BSSS members and £30 for non-members.

Register for the meeting on the BSSS website here:

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Directions to International Centre for Life:

Local meeting organisers: Matt Aitkenhead [SSDG] ( and Jenny Jones [NSN](