21 September 2017, 09:30 - 23 September 2017, 17:30 ( Add to calendar )
A joint celebration of our iconic uplands and brilliant blanket bogs hosted by the Moors for the Future Partnership and IUCN UK Peatland Programme. The conference will provide an opportunity to connect with people working on upland and lowland peatland restoration, clough woodland regeneration and upland meadows.
There will be plenty of time to share ideas and expertise with other land managers, scientists and conservation practitioners, to join the dots between the ecosystem services these habitats provide.
The location in the heart of the Peak District National Park and South Pennines Special Area of Conservation affords a unique opportunity to engage directly with locations and sites in protected landscapes, and to discuss how we move forward in protecting these places in a post-Brexit world with a broad audience.
Topics to be covered in the three day festival* include:
Thursday 21st September:
- Welcome - Peak District National Park, Moors for the Future Partnership and IUCN UK Peatland Programme
- Peatland Science
- Peatland Policy
- Peatland Finance
Friday 22nd September:
- Natural Flood Management
- Protected Areas
- Global Peatlands
- Moorland Fringe
Saturday 23rd September:
- Peatland Communications
- Cultural Ecosystem Services - to include health and wellbeing, heritage and recreation
- Peatland Management.
A draft agenda detailing sessions under each of these topics will follow soon. Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the conference, but attendees need to organise accommodation separately.
*A number of events during the festival programme will be open to members of the public, as well as delegates. We hope that this will provide the peatland community with a chance to engage with a wider audience on the important issues being discussed.