SE1175 : Managed moorland, Lofthouse Moor

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Lofthouse, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Managed moorland, Lofthouse Moor
Managed moorland, Lofthouse Moor
The moorland in the area is very damp, but on the higher ground grouse were seen. Further afield heather burning is taking place.

Rotational heather burning is essential for good moorland management. If not managed, heather grows into a dense mass of long woody stems, which supports very little wildlife and has reduced nutritional value for livestock and birds.
Heather burning is a very old method of controlling and prolonging the life cycle of heather. It is a very skilled operation and must be carried out with extreme caution. There are strict guidelines that must be adhered to for a successful and safe burn.

By law the 'muir burn' must take place between 1st October and 15th April each season.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Sport, Leisure  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1192 7560 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.5631N 1:49.1330W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1192 7549
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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