Action: Re-wet moorland
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- We have captured no evidence for the effects of re-wetting moorland on farmland wildlife.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
In the past many moorland habitats were subject to draining through the creation or grips or drainage ditches. This intervention involves re-wetting moorland through blocking ditches and raising water levels to benefit characteristic moorland vegetation and wildlife.