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United Utilities looks to the future with plans for nature-friendly moorland management

England’s largest corporate landowner is considering new ways of managing its land to better benefit nature. United Utilities, which owns nine moors across the uplands of Derbyshire and Lancashire, is looking to place greater emphasis on restoring land for nature, clean water and people as part of its long-term strategy to […]

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National Trust to consider future of grouse shooting on Peak District moors

The National Trust is set to consider the future of grouse shooting on its moors in the Peak District National Park. It was announced in a statement to Wild Moors that land management will be scrutinised in preparation for the next stage of its High Peak Moors Vision in 2023. This […]

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Barnsley Council backs a ban on grouse moor burning

Barnsley Council has backed an end to heather burning to save the region’s peat moors from being damaged for grouse shooting. In correspondence with Wild Moors, the Council has confirmed that it wants the environmentally-damaging practice, which is performed by shoot operators to engineer game bird breeding habitat, to stop. The […]

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Kirklees Council says grouse moor burning must end to protect rare peatlands from damage

Kirklees Council has backed an end to heather burning to save the region’s peat moors from being damaged for grouse shooting. In a statement the Council has called for the environmentally-damaging practice, which is performed by shoot operators to engineer game bird breeding habitat, to stop to help protect the environment. […]

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Sheffield Council says grouse moor burning must end to tackle climate change

Sheffield Council has backed an end to heather burning to save the region’s peat moors from being damaged for grouse shooting. In a statement the Council has called for the environmentally-damaging practice, which is performed by shoot operators to engineer game bird breeding habitat, to stop to help tackle climate change […]