The upland plateau of Elan Valley is an open, isolated and wild landscape with a wide skyline that forms the core of the Elenydd mountains. Much of this is overlain with deep peat that’s home to blanket bog communities of plants, birds, small mammals and invertebrates. In some areas peat has been eroded and gullies and channels have led to it drying out. On areas with shallower peat, Molinia, an invasive grass species, has become over-dominant. This has reduced accessibility to visitors and increases the risk and severity of grass fires.
This project seeks to improve the nature conservation status of areas of blanket bog. Actions to tackle these issues will help secure the fantastic landscape and species of the upland plateau for the future.