What we're looking for
The vast and stunning 4650ha Garron Plateau Special Area of Conservation (SAC) is the largest area of blanket bog habitat in N.Ireland. Working with our partners at Northern Ireland Water at the Dungonnell Reservoir, we are restoring this special habitat through drain blocking and conservation grazing. This is a huge task, with over 26km of drains to be blocked, with over 3500 dams in Dungonnell Reservoir's water catchment. Given the scale of this work we need help to locate and mark the drains requiring blocking, also deciding on the suitable dam material to be used in each drain (ie. peat, plastic, timber or stone). The contractors will be recommencing dam construction in September, after the breeding bird season. By preparing the site prior to this work beginning we will ensure the work is carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible.