This scheme is being managed by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in conjunction with Natural England, Environment Agency, North Yorkshire Moors national park Authority, Yorkshire dales national park Authority, Nidderdale AONB, National Trust, Pennine Prospects, Moors for the Future and the trust.

The partnership is mapping upland drainage channels (grips) and bare peat using remote sensing and surveying large tracts of moorland in order to identify where grip blocking and peat restoration measures are required. It is expected that once the restoration is complete that the moorland will settle into a fully functioning upland system with peat deposition and improved water storage and flows.

Research suggests that this may take a number of years after work is complete but the consensus is that this will improve catchment processes and therefore river quality.

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