Clad agm spr_peter (nx_power_lite)

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Clad agm spr_peter (nx_power_lite)

  1. 1. Restoration of Blanket Bog on WindfarmsCase Study of WhiteleePeter Robson (Ecologist)
  2. 2. UK Operational Windfarms withBlanket Bog Restoration• Beinn an Tuirc – 2001 Beinn Tharsuin• Cruach Mhor – 2004• Black Law – 2005• Beinn Tharsuin – 2006• Whitelee – 2008• Mark Hill – 2011• Beinn an Tuirc 2 – 2011 Cruach Mhor Black Law Beinn an Tuirc 1 & 2 Whitelee Mark Hill
  3. 3. Area Covered by HMPs• Total Area = 8150ha• 4231ha enhancement of existing moor (unplanted)• 3623ha restoration of plantation forestry
  4. 4. Whitelee: 2480ha total
  5. 5. Whitelee: 900ha felled
  6. 6. Whitelee: 1013ha restricted grazing
  7. 7. Whitelee: 467ha not grazed
  8. 8. Whitelee: 100ha other Lochgoin Lochgoin Farm
  9. 9. Black Law: Monitoring 100% % Plots with Sphagnum spp 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 EBB 81% 75% FAB 57% 15% 22% 20% 28% 35% MTW-F 50% 23% 33% 43% 53% 47% WTH 48% 19% 36% 50% 55% 52% Figure 1: Sphagnum eveness
  10. 10. Black Law: Monitoring 50 40 % Pin Hits 30 20 10 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 EBB 19.5 18.4 FAB 4.2 1.5 1.7 3.3 2.8 4.9 MTW-F 20.7 3.2 2.0 4.7 10.7 10.2 MTW-G 3.3 0.9 1.1 2.8 WTH 16.4 4.2 10.5 12.9 12.0 9.4 Figure 2: Sphagnum abundance
  11. 11. Black Law: Ditch Blocking
  12. 12. Black Law: Ditch Blocking
  13. 13. Black Law: Conifer Regeneration
  14. 14. Whitelee: Conifer Regeneration
  15. 15. Whitelee: Peat Depth
  16. 16. Whitelee: Trial Methods
  17. 17. Whitelee: Trial Methods
  18. 18. Whitelee: Trial Methods
  19. 19. Whitelee: Trial Methods
  20. 20. Whitelee: Trial Methods
  21. 21. Questions?

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