Heather Brash Spreading - Moors for the Future Partnership

River Stewardship Company is experienced in delivery heather brash spreading in remote moorland environments for large clients such as the Moors for the Future Partnership.

Brash spreading is the first stage in the long process of moorland restoration. It involves cutting heather from healthy moors and delivering it via helicopters to site in ton bags.

These bags are then spread on to areas of bare peat protecting it from further erosion and creating a sheltered environment for seeds to germinate. Once germinated, species such as cotton grass begin to stabilise the peat.

In 2018 we spread 1400 bags of heather brash covering 7 ha of moorland - this is the equivalent of 14 football pitches!

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