What can we learn from the fires raging over the moors?: Our letter to The Telegraph

Conservationists have heaped praise on grouse moor owners for resisting grants, from successive governments, to drain their heather moors and plant commercial forestry blocks, on what is now recognised as a globally rare habitat. They have also congratulated gamekeepers for blocking drains, dug in the 1960s and 1970s as part of an ill-conceived government policy to improve sheep grazing, across 44,000 acres of moorland. It’s bizarre that Andrew Griffiths (What can we learn from fires raging over the moors?, July 23) should claim grouse management has resulted in our moors becoming drier. The commitments made by these private land owners should be recognised, rather than demonised.

Andrew Gilruth
Director of Communications

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