Upland is usually defined as land above 300 metres and is an important habitat covering about a third of Britain. These include heaths, bogs, moorland fringe and rough grassland. It provides habitat for much of Britain's wildlife such as waders, mountain hare, red and black grouse.
Correct management of this habitat is an important factor in the conservation of upland species. Our North Pennines Black Grouse Recovery Project, which lasted for 14 years, showed conclusively that restoring moorland fringe habitats lead to a 5% per year increase in black grouse males at the lek.