Marches Mosses BogLIFE

The project aimed to restore Britain’s third-largest lowland raised bog within the Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses and Wem Moss NNRs near Whitchurch, Shropshire and Wrexham in Wales.

The LIFE project was led by Natural England working in partnership with Natural Resources Wales and the Shropshire Wildlife Trust. The multi-million pound project was supported by an EU LIFE grant.

Thanks to National Lottery, a Heritage Grant has been awarded to Shropshire Wildlife Trust to unlock almost £5m of European funding. This ambitious project was created in partnership with Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and Shropshire Wildlife Trust, and has brought a much welcome injection of investment for the area over the last five years.

BogLIFE Project brochure

Contact Steve Dobbin for volunteering opportunities on 01948 880362

For an insight into the project and how the area was restored, please watch this video.

Project Evaluations and Reports

Throughout the project, the team have gathered data on environmental conditions, biodiversity and the impact to people. Several reports have been compiled at the end of the project to show a full assessment and can be viewed below.