Defra BD5104 Project Advisory Group (PAG)

Members of the Defra Advisory Group (Phase 1) for:
BD5104 Restoration of blanket bog vegetation for biodiversity, carbon sequestration and water regulation

Main group:

1)    Funder/Contractors:
•    Defra (chair): Siobhan Sherry - special thanks to our former chair Richard Brand-Hardy (!)
•    NE nominated Officer: David Glaves
•    TEAM: Andreas Heinemeyer; Harry Vallack; Tim Thom (Astrid Hanlon)

2)    Landusers:
•    Shoot/Keepers – (Mossdale: Shaun Spence/John Carr; Nidderdale: Ben Ramsden/Gary Duffus; Whitendale: Phil Gunning)

3)    Landuser fraternity:
•    Moorland Association – Amanda Anderson/Adrian Thornton-Berry
4)    Immediate stakeholders:
•    Yorkshire Water – Andrew Walker
•    United Utilities – Pete Wilson (Clare Bullen)
•    Yorkshire Peat Partnership/Wildlife Trust – Tim Thom
•    Environment Agency - Katie Asprey (Charles Forman)


Wider group (to be kept informed):

•    RSPB (Pat Thompson)
•    BTO (James Pearce-Higgins)
•    Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (Adrian Shepherd)
•    Nidderdale AONB (Paul Burgess)
•    Heather Trust (Simon Thorp)
•    BESS/NERC (Dave Raffaelli)
•    National Gamekeepers Organisation (via Moorland Association, tbc)
•    National Trust (Martin Davies)
•    Pennine Prospects (Helen Nobel & Robin Gray)
•    Moors For the Future (Jonathan Walker)
•    Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (David Baines)

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