blanket bog


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blanket bog

n
(Biology) a very acid peat bog, low in nutrients, extending widely over a flat terrain, found in cold wet climates
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It is a raised bog, as opposed to the blanket bog shown here.
Trials in North Yorkshire showed some vehicles can use the wood-and-mesh tracks to traverse blanket bog without affecting the peat below.
For years land managers have faced the challenge of trying not to damage upland peat blanket bog while also being able to work in the areas.
The invitation to tender is for the delivery of a suite of peat restoration capital works on upland blanket bog sites within the South Pennines SAC.
THOUSANDS of acres of blanket bog are to be restored, the RSPB has claimed.
Blanket bog at the Forsinard Flows National Nature Reserve Peatland covers almost a quarter of Scotland and is an important tool for us in tackling climate change
At 50 square miles across, it is the largest area of unbroken blanket bog in Britain.
The MoorLIFE 2020 project - which received [euro]12 million funding from the European Union and is co-financed by Yorkshire Water, Severn Trent Water and United Utilities - will restore and preserve areas of blanket bog developed over thousands of years.
Nick Brodin, Natural England's senior adviser biodiversity, said: "Simonside is one of the most important areas for blanket bog in Europe.
The terrain is steep and much of the land supports SSSI habitats like blanket bog, traditionally managed hay meadows, dry heath, and important plant communities including species like the Snowdon Lilly and tufted saxifrage.
8) Thirdly, large-scale agricultural improvement, driven by a chiefly Anglo-Irish landowning class, represented a major threat to blanket bog in Ireland, in the early nineteenth century, and this essay will argue that the physical threat to peatland had associated implications for Ulster-Scottish cotter-class cultures in north-east Ireland.
One vast area of blanket bog of worldwide importance is the Flow Country of Caithness and East Sutherland – 1500 acres of moorlands, sprinkled silver and blue with lochs and lochans where golden plover pipe from sphagnum tussock, dunlin and greenshank nest.