Despite mosslands being a vital part of our heritage and listed as a UK Priority Habitat, they are hugely undervalued and regarded as wastelands to be exploited for peat. Mossland once covered large areas of our region, but today 97% of the resource has been destroyed with only 300 hectares of intact peat bog habitat remaining.
What is a Mossland?
You can find out all about exactly what mosslands are, their storied history and why they are so important by visiting this page.
Our Work With Mosslands
Our work in restoring and maintaining a mossland is crucial to this magnificent habitat. In order to extract peat, the land is drained and so the first stage in restoring a mossland is to re-wet. This is done by several processes of land management including the building of dams and bunds to raise the water levels and begin the restoration process.
Saving Our Mosslands
One of the key aims of the mosslands project is to protect the remaining habitats in the North West from being destroyed.
By purchasing key mossland sites, we can protect them from destruction, and restore them to a healthy Living Landscape that will benefit both people and wildlife.
Our mosslands are in various stages of rennovation, giving a clear view of how our work is benefitting wildlife and the environment. Find out how you can help by visiting this page.
Carbon Capture – A Scheme For Businesses
As a business you can fund the North West’s degraded mosses back to health, balancing out your unavoidable CO2 emissions and understanding your carbon gain.
Click here to find out more about our Natural Carbon Capture Scheme.
Take a closer look at our mossland sites by clicking on the below links:
Let's be Friends!
Get involved in shaping the future of the Mosslands! You can become a member of the Friends of Cadishead and Little Woolden Moss group.
They meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Irlam and Cadishead college community rooms, 2A Station Road, Irlam, Manchester, M44 5ZR. All are welcome.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
They also have a specific Facebook page which you can view (and 'Like') by clicking here.
For more information on the Mosslands project, please contact Chris Miller.
T: 01204 663754
For enquiries about community events, contact Lydia McCool:
T: 01204 663754