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Individual study: Feasible locations for gully blocking. Pages 27–76 in: Evans M., Allott T., Holden J., Flitcroft C. & Bonn A. (eds.) Understanding gully blocking in deep peat

Published source details

Evans M., Allott T., Crowe S. & Liddaman L. (2005) Feasible locations for gully blocking. Pages 27–76 in: Evans M., Allott T., Holden J., Flitcroft C. & Bonn A. (eds.) Understanding gully blocking in deep peat. Moors for the Future report.


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Fill/block ditches to create conditions suitable for peatland plants (without planting) Peatland Conservation

A replicated study in 2003–2004 in two degraded blanket bogs in England, UK (Evans et al. 2005) reported that gullies blocked with dams had no vegetation cover after approximately six months. In late 2003, 389 blockages were installed along 16 gullies. A mixture of blocking techniques was used: wooden fences, plastic fences, stone walls or stacked hessian sacks. Vegetation cover was visually estimated in May to July 2004.

(Summarised by Nigel Taylor)