At the Full Forum meeting in June 2014 it was agreed that The Principles of Moorland Management (published by the Forum in 2003) had not been as widely used as intended. Simple, clear operational guidance would be extremely helpful and welcomed by land managers.
The process to develop the content of such guidance would involve sharing good practice events and engaging with practitioners.
The Project Plan, as agreed by the Forum, can be viewed here, but it is expected to evolve as the project progresses.
Heather Cutting, Mountain Hare, Heather Cutting
See the Guidance Page
A range of topics are being considered and include
Sheep Ticks & Disease Control
Trapping Code of Practice
Monitoring of Mountain Hare populations
Fire Danger Warning
Suggestions for additional topics will be welcome.
In 2015, Tim Baynes (SLE) and Gemma Hopkinson (GWCT) have prepared a Summary of Existing Guidance. Comments on omissions or amendments are welcomed.