Sphagnam Planting Volunteer

What’s Sphagnum?! I hear you ask. Sphagnum are mosses that are the wonderful multi-coloured living carpets of moss found in wet places like peat bogs, marshland, heath and moorland. The Yorkshire Peat Partnership are currently running a project to investigate how re-planting damaged peatlands with Sphagnum moss improves ecosystem service benefits such as water quality and greenhouse gas emissions. We have 60 research plots to plant up, all part of the scientific study, therefore a keen eye for detail is required to maintain accurate planting and consistency throughout. You’ll get to spend time out in some of Yorkshire’s finest landscapes, planting key peatland species that will feed into research to determine future methods of peatland management.

Commitment: Flexible to suit volunteer

Duration: Planting will take place between 12th February and 23rd February 2018

How to Apply

For more information about the role please contact volunteering@ywt.org.uk

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Key Information


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


Fixed Term, Temporary


Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level


Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife


Skipton, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.