We’ve been co-authoring a chapter in an upcoming publication for the IUCN with our client partner ScottishPower Renewables (SPR).  The topic of the chapter is Forest-to-Bog peatland restoration, a subject which we have been researching in depth since 2004 on behalf of our client in Lanarkshire.  The trials work has been undertaken at Black Law and Whitelee windfarms, and in recent years has shown that massive improvements in peatland condition can be delivered following deforestation if the right techniques are used.  However, great care must be paid to the planning of the work if problems with water pollution downstream are to be avoided.  The key is to treat small areas in each catchment each year rather than large ones.