Summary review of the Marches Mosses Conference

September 23, 2022

Harper Adams University recently organised and hosted a conference on behalf of The Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project. Taking place on 20th July 2022, the conference aimed to discuss the lessons learned from the project, whilst also learning the barriers within conservation and agriculture. Harper Adams have produced an extensive report into the findings of the conference, detailing the abstracts of the presentations and the outcomes of the workshops and networking opportunities.

Richard Grindle, CEO of Shropshire Wildlife Trust, provided a nice summary: “What is certain is that we need to combine the three pillars of sustainability: Social, Economic and Environmental. Farmers have to find ways of producing food at a profit whilst protecting and restoring nature. Conservation can only work in the context of a farmed landscape, and in partnership with land managers. And both can only succeed with the support of the wider population.” 

You can find the full report here: