NatureScot commissioned this research review to inform the development of a year-round licensing approach to muirburn which the Scottish Government have committed to.
Muirburn is the controlled burning of old heather and grass to promote new growth.
Developing an effective licensing approach to muirburn requires knowledge of the key processes and factors controlling the impacts of muirburn practices on biodiversity and soil conditions, carbon storage and risks to peatland and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It also requires an understanding of muirburn’s relationship with the prevention and management of wildfires.
This review aims to provide an unbiased analysis of the existing evidence base.
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