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Paludiculture UK - Working with Wetlands.

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Lake District National Park Authority

Murley Moss

Oxenholme Road

Kendal

LA9 7RL

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Stimulating conversation and dialogue about paludiculture, the productive use of wet and rewetted lowland peatlands.

Bringing together stakeholders from farming, the peat industry, horticulture, government, academia, and NGOs.

Debating key questions and sharing experience - How can a shift be made from traditional agriculture on peatlands to the sustainable cultivation of wet peatlands?



You're invited to Paludiculture UK, hosted by Natural England and Cumbria Wildlife Trust and with the support of the IUCN UK Peatland Programme.

The conference will bring together stakeholders from farming, the peat industry, horticulture, government, academia, and wildlife charities to stimulate conversation and dialogue about paludiculture, the productive use of wet and rewetted lowland peatlands.

We will be debating key questions on topics including: what is paludiculture? When is it necessary? What are the barriers, incentives and opportunities? Who are the key partners? How can a shift be made from traditional agriculture on peatlands to the sustainable cultivation of wet peatlands?

The workshop results will be taken forward to shape future paludiculture pilot projects in the UK and will inform future policy and research debates.

The IUCN UK Peatland Programme will open the conference. Individual sessions are informed by a series of keynote speakers, including paludiculture experts from Germany, and other leaders in the field of paludiculture. The workshop will comprise:

1. Keynote speakers

2. Case studies at home and abroad, including from The Great Fen and the Somerset Levels and Moors projects

3. A fieldtrip to the Lythe Valley

4. Interactive working groups for gathering your views

5. Optional evening Social event on the 29th November (Details TBC)

An important aim of this workshop is to offer networking opportunities and foster debate among participants from all over the UK. The Interactive exchange will take place in working groups covering the following topics:

• Opportunities and Barriers - Policy

• Opportunities and Barriers - Financial

• Opportunities and Barriers - Ecosystem Services

• Opportunities and Barriers - Practical


Paludiculture UK is free of charge and we very much hope that you are interested to participate.

Please be aware that places are limited for this workshop, so book early to avoid disappointment! Deadline for registration is 1st October 2017.

You will receive a confirmation within a few days of your registration, together with travel and other practical information.

We very much look forward seeing you this November in Kendal!


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Sarah Johnson, Paludiculture Officer, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, sarahj@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk

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Lake District National Park Authority

Murley Moss

Oxenholme Road

Kendal

LA9 7RL

United Kingdom

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