Freshwater Pearl Mussel Project: Pilot Blanket Bog Restoration Site (Bundorragha)

Pilot blanket bog restoration site in the catchment to see what effects the removal of sheep grazing has on blanket bog. 

Surface of the bog has mostly recovered and revegetated and bare peat areas significantly reduced in extent.

Bare peat areas are liable to erosion during wet weather which can result in peat silt being washed into the river where Freshwater Pearl Mussel occur.

Threat has been significantly reduced from this site thanks to the help from local farmers.

Bundorragha recovery
Bundorragha used

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