Little Woolden Moss to become nature reserve

Further to our recent post on peat extraction being refused on Chat Moss, an area of peat-extraction damaged mossland in Salford is now being turned into a nature reserve. This article is from the BBC Website:

Little Woolden Moss is part of Chat Moss, a larger area of peat bog land - (c) BBC
Lancashire Wildlife Trust has bought the 100 hectare (247 acre) site at Little Woolden Moss, near Cadishead.  The trust has used grants totalling around £1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund to buy the land and fund the conservation work.

By filling in the ditches, the Trust hopes cotton-grass and carpets of sphagnum mosses can be grown. The mosses store carbon, preventing it from entering the atmosphere and contributing to global warming.

This will obviously have a great impact on the birds and other wildlife in the area.

Read more about it from the BBC Website here: Little Woolden Moss to become nature reserve

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Superb news, excellent, Cheers Dennis

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