The purpose of restoration - a regulatory overview. Lorna Harris (SEPA Wetland Ecologist) January 2011. Why is SEPA involved in wetland protection?. Legal duties Water Framework Directive / WEWS (2003)
Lorna Harris (SEPA Wetland Ecologist)
^ Good practice of restoration with water close to the surface and supporting bog vegetation (bog cotton and Sphagnum)
^ Peat dam blocking water flow in old forestry drainage ditch.
Long term sustainable restoration of peatlands needs to include and optimise all ecosystem services (environmental, social and economic) that the peatland provides, both of the actual area and its functioning in the wider catchment.