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  • Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba

    Peatland restoration in Scotland

    Connecting people and nature

    Dr Patricia Bruneau & Peatland Action team & SNH GIG

    Contact the team

    [email protected] – Climate Change – Restoration – Monitoring

    Good practices – Information management

  • Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba The issues On the road to restoring Scotland’s peatlands

  • Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba

    By 2020: 50,000 hectares of degraded peatland

    will have been restored.

    By 2030: We will have increased this to

    250,000 hectares.

    By 2050: Scotland’s expanded peatlands will be

    thriving habitats, sustaining a diverse

    ecosystem.

    National Peatland Plan

    To protect, manage and restore

    peatlands to maintain their natural

    functions, biodiversity and benefits

    Our vision On the road to restoring Scotland’s peatlands

  • Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba

    From exposed upland

    blanket peat, forest to

    peatland conversion, and

    lowland bogs close to

    urban area and farmland

    Where we are On the road to restoring Scotland’s peatlands

  • Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba

    Sources

    Feasibility studies

    Restoration activities

    Economic and social perceptions

    Monitoring activities

    Outputs - Data On the road to restoring Scotland’s peatlands

    Peatland restoration is a long term endeavour. Quality data are

    essential to demonstrate change and, ultimately, the success of

    peatland restoration.

    Types

    Reports

    Tabulated records

    Spatial data

    Rich data (imagery)

    What we need

    An robust approach to managing the flow

    of data created under Peatland Action

    grants and associated activities.

  • Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba

    SNH has the right information

    that can be found, trusted, shared and used

    Information Management Program

  • Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba What are our aims On the road to restoring Scotland’s peatlands

    • To promote good standard of reporting amongst our

    customers

    • To develop data tools for all stages of restoration projects –

    from pre-application discussion to post-restoration

    monitoring

    • To reduce our dependency on specialist and specialist

    software to input and interrogate data

  • Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba

    Restoration activities

    • Forestry felling / scrub management

    • Surface stabilisation / seeding / mulching

    • Reprofiling / blocking / bunding

    Monitoring

    • Hydrology / peat erosion / fix point photo

    • Perceived changes

    Data outcomes On the road to restoring Scotland’s peatlands

    Site information• Grant information (restricted)

    • Peat depth survey

    • Vegetation quadrat

    • Land use and land management

    • Water body / drain / gully / track

  • Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba Our technical solution On the road to restoring Scotland’s peatlands

    Peatland Action Spatial Data Uploader (beta version)

    (from https://www.nature.scot/climate-change/taking-action/peatland-action)

    • Pre-loaded projects in ARCGIS / QGIS2 format

    • Shapefile and spreadsheet blank templates

    • Manual drawing of new features

    • Interactive editing of pre-loading features

    Peatland Action Spatial manager tool

    • Manage information flow between on-line temporary storage and SNH

    permanent data repository

    • Facilitate external mobilisation of data

    1- A web-based ArcGIS online application for both external users and staff to

    exchange information about Peatland Action restoration projects.

    2- A gateway app to control the information flow into SNH system.

    https://www.nature.scot/climate-change/taking-action/peatland-action

  • Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba

    https://www.nature.scot/climate-change/taking-action/peatland-action

    Peatland Action spatial data uploader (beta version)

    https://www.nature.scot/climate-change/taking-action/peatland-action

  • Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba

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  • Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba Adding records of vegetation counts

  • Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba

    • Addressing the data legacy issues

    • Testing apps, developing supporting material

    • Improving data mobilisation

    What next On the road to restoring Scotland’s peatlands

  • Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba

    Sustainable development goals !

    Please see conference poster pitch 6

    R Threadgould

    adapted from Fusign Pump® methodology

    Outputs - outcomes On the road to restoring Scotland’s peatlands

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Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba Peatland restoration in Scotland Connecting people and nature Dr Patricia Bruneau & Peatland Action team & SNH GIG Contact the team [email protected] Peatland Climate Change Restoration Monitoring Good practices Information management
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