Report Extract

Extract from the report from ‘The Review of Sustainable Moorland Management’, carried out for SNH’s Scientific Advisory Committee submitted in October 2015

The heterogeneity of vegetation cover and structure that can be maintained by muirburn is capable of creating and maintaining high conservation value in plant, invertebrate and bird communities, although these communities lack fire-intolerant species, and the biodiversity associated with native scrub and woodland.’

See page 15 of the report, available from the SNH website