As lead advisor to the Scottish Government on peatland restoration Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) was allocated a further £5 million from the Green Stimulus Package for spend in 2014/15. This is in addition to the £1.7 million received in 2012. SNH has made excellent progress in delivery of the project - re-named 'Peatland Action' - which aims to:
- restore and manage peatlands to maintain carbon stores and encourage carbon sequestration (with 6500 ha peatland restoration by March 2015);
- restore peatland ecosystem functions;
- enhance ecosystem resilience to climate change; and
- build peatland restoration capacity and understanding amongst land managers, contractors, advisors and the public.
Scottish Natural Heritage is administering Peatland Action project funding with the aim of storing and sequestering carbon through the restoration of peatland. The project contributes to the objectives of Scotland's National Peatland Plan , currently under consultation led by Scottish Natural Heritage with a wide group of stakeholders.
Scotland's National Peatland Plan Consultation : working for the future
Further information for applicants
Find out why healthy peatlands are important
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