Record Feasibility Study?
During 5 days last week (31st October to 4th November 2022), the CCP team successfully assessed over 2100ha of degraded peatlands, an area that we think could be a record for a single week or surveying by one organisation - what an achievement!
Equivalent to 5,228acres or almost 3000 football pitches, the team walked over 450km through the week to get the job done. Fortunately, the weather Gods were kind, with excellent weather throughout the survey!
All data has been collected to both PeatlandACTION and Peatland Code criteria and will go on to inform detailed restoration plans - putting these fragile habitats on the road to recovery.
CCP have a number of further surveys to complete before the year is out, starting with a smaller survey this week followed by two large areas in the coming weeks - November is a very busy month, but crucial for unlocking restoration at scale.
Accurate feasibility studies are the first step towards peatland restoration works taking place and the Caledonian Climate team are well placed to deliver these vital studies safely and efficiently - do get in touch if you would like to find out more!
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About Caledonian Climate
Working responsibly with the custodians of Scotland’s beautiful countryside, Caledonian Climate is committed to tackling the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
To achieve this, we talk to forward-thinking businesses who want to fulfil their ambitions for carbon emission reductions through high-quality carbon credits with multiple co-benefits. We then partner them with landholders in the Scottish Highlands, maximising the ecological value and sustainability of their estates.
Building on our significant experience, and guided by a distinguished Advisory Board, Caledonian Climate is delivering the benchmark for long-term restoration of Scotland's degraded peatlands, locking away the carbon for good.
Our work also enhances biodiversity, improves water quality, boosts local economies and creates a compelling story for all of our partners to share.