Heather Moorland Management

Heather Moorland Management

We live in an era in which there is now a growing recognition that 'wise use' rather than 'protectionism' is a more constructive long term conservation policy. Well managed grouse moors are clearly involved in activities that benefit the maintenance of this internationally important habitat and its unique diversity of moorland species.

This package includes

  • an extensive powerpoint presentation covering all aspects of the Heather Moorland and its management. It focuses on the crucial role of the gamekeeper in sound conservation based on everyday practice.

  • NGO Educational Trust's Heather Moorland Notes

  • GWCT's Natures Gain report

  • Hen Harrier and Joint Raptor Study

  • and many more study materials

The NGO Educational Trust are indebted to the many individuals and organisations who have provided material, especially high quality photographs. Particular thanks must also go to Amanda Anderson at the Moorland Association, Dr Stephen Tapper and Julie Ewald at The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and to Lindsay Waddell who has provided guidance and advice throughout the project.


Key Stage 3 - Geography - Place knowledge, Human and physical geography

Key Stage 3 - Biology - Interactions and interdependencies

Key Stage 4 - Biology - ecosystems

Further information is available here

Science programmes of study

Geography programmes of study


Key Stage 3 - Geography - Skills Looking at threatened environments, Locating places, environments and patterns 1, 3, Communicating 1

Key Stage 3 - Science - Range Interdependence of organisms 4, 6

Key Stage 4 - Geography - Range Organisms & health 1, Environment, Earth and Universe 1

Key Stage 4 - Science - Skills Communication 1, 2

Resource Files


Powerpoint Presentation


NGOET Gamekeeping on Heather Moorland


GWCT Natures Gain Paper & Hen Harrier Report


PACEC Impact of Shooting Report


Peatscapes - Peatland & Carbon Presentation


Peatscapes - Carbon Sequestration Article


Video - A Big Little Business


Lesson Plan