Conservefor is an award winning specialist peatland restoration contractor having successfully completed peatland restoration contracts across the UK. Managing Director Gareth Evans has over 30 years’ in the industry and worked on the UK’s first ever Peatland project in 1991 at the Yorkshire Dales National Park (YDNP). This experience has enabled our team to develop specialist peatland restoration techniques to aid the recovery of badly damaged peatlands. We believe that every site is different and the chosen method of restoration is important to ensure successful results.

As a specialist peatland restoration contractor, we have invested in specialist plant and machinery which enables our team to deliver on restoration projects. During restoration we work to protect the existing habitat and only target the damaged areas.

We have also invested heavily in training our team of 15+ technical operatives and on boarding apprentices with the help of organisations such as the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. We’ve also invested in achieving accreditations, such as Construction Line Gold, to ensure that Conservefor is able to deliver projects to the highest standard.

The protection of valuable habitats and ecosystems and restoration of peatlands is what we want to achieve and Conservefor. This will help to deliver the government’s Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) objectives. Peatlands store carbon within their plant communities and soil instead of releasing it to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. Therefore peatlands help to moderate global climate conditions.

We work with a wide variety of clients including in the private and public sector offering peatland restoration services and nature-based solutions. We offer cutting edge techniques and best practice, delivered with a professional attitude and best value – always.

What we offer

  • Peat Translocation

    Sensitive translocation of the acrotelm and catotelm layers of peat from donor site to the receptor site.

  • Grip Blocking

    Installation of peat dams to block manmade drainage channels across peatlands to enable re-wetting of blanket bog.

  • Gully Reprofiling and Blocking

    Stabilisation and re-vegetation of the eroding gully drip edge and blocking channel with stone dams, plastic piles or peat dams.

  • Brash Spreading

    Source suitable donor sites, gain consent, cut & supply and application of double chopped heather brash.

  • Sphagnum Harvesting and Inoculation

    Source suitable donor sites, gain consent, harvest identified bog forming sphagnum species, transport & plant.

  • Plug Planting

    Supply, delivery and hand planting of various species of peatland plug plants eg Empetrum nigrum (Crowberry) & Eriophorum angustifolium (Common cotton Grass).

  • Native seeding and fertilizer application

    Supply and application of lime, moorland seed mixture & fertilizer to encourage recolonization of bare peat.

  • Heather Bales

    Source suitable donor sites (disease & pest free), gain Natural England & land owner consent, cut, bale, supply and installation.

  • Gejoute supply and installation

    Supply and installation of geojute matting on re-profiled peat hags, gully drip-edges & bare areas.