Albamontane
Who We Are

Who We Are

Peatlands are our largest terrestrial carbon store and sustainable peatland management is vital in locking carbon safety away.
(our objective/ambitions / aspirations.)

Degraded peatlands swiftly lose their ability to regenerate, the peat then begins to erode and oxidise releasing carbon back into the environment.

Restoring, conserving and re-wetting peatland allows natural peat bog functions to re-establish and recover over time, re-vitalising this impressive function as a carbon sink.

For any peatland project, it is crucial to have skilled operators. Every day provides new and different challenges and being able to read the ground, think creatively based on experience is crucial. They are the key decision makers on how to approach each hag system and what methods and techniques are applied to restore the features encountered.

Working on peat requires the right kit!

All our machines are low ground pressure, with extended dipper arms and tilt hitches or buckets to give the articulation and reach required to achieve the best restoration landscaping results possible.

Peatland restoration involves:

  • An Initial site visit to assess suitability for client and full feasibility study service.
  • Peat Hag reprofiling and re- vegetation.
  • Gully blocking/Flow management with Turf, stone, wooden or aggregate dams with stone lined spill ways.
  • Hill drain/Grip blocking.
  • Turf bunds.
  • Peat translocation.
  • Mulch harvesting and spreading.
  • Bare Peat Treatment.
  • Moss harvesting and transplanting, Polytrichum, Spaghnum, Racometrium to allow vegetation succession.

Sustainable Peatland Management and Conservation

Too often in the past funding has been directed to undertake and complete environmental projects with no provision to monitor and maintain the works –( to protect the works, sites) and capital invested.

Peatland restoration gives us all the opportunity to look at sites long term and to sustainably manage and conserve these sites that have benefitted from major investment in restoration.

We monitor our sites closely post restoration over multiple years to ensure our methodology and techniques work at a practical level.

We liaise with other peatland practitioners in monitoring the evolution of restoration techniques and how best to apply them to our unique Highlands of Scotland environment.

We offer the following services to ensure your completed project is conserved, maintained, enhanced, ready for inspection and mostly importantly, appreciated and enjoyed for years to come.

  • Detailed “Health and mapping” survey of site. The survey qill include successes, failures any herbivore impacts and remedial site enhancement works required.
  • Access and techniques to address the issues identified.
  • An experienced team to undertake manual works required – Spaghnum pool seeding, plug planting and slippage and dam stabilization.
  • Supervision and guidance of stakeholders, visitors and volunteers involved in the ongoing site conservation and maintenance.
Peatland restoration brings a whole host of environmental benefits, we hope to bring to future generations to be involved with such restoration at a practical level and enjoy from an aesthetic aspect.