The UK is home to 75 percent of the world’s heather moorland, which as a habitat is rarer than rainforest. The majority of the grouse moor landscape in the UK is managed for grouse shooting and funded primarily by private investment – this is the most cost-effective model of upland management to the tax payer.
Throughout the year, grouse moor managers use a range of management tools to maintain and improve the health of this unique upland environment.
Heather burning, cutting and monitored grazing can all play a part, while managing pests, predators and invasive species, controlling disease and ticks, and restoring historically damaged peatland all help towards improving the grouse moor landscape.
Let’s Learn Moor 2021 set to educate and inspire thousands of primary school children from across the UK about our upland habitats.
BASC’s Gareth Dockerty unravels what the government’s announcement on burning actually means and organisation’s work behind the scenes to ensure evidence-led policy.