McGowan Environmental Engineering has a proven track-record in restoring peatland and moorland habitats. We have specialist equipment such as low ground pressure excavators, ensuring we can continue to support national conservation projects, often located in isolated and protected environments. We provide innovative design solutions and temporary roadways to help restore natural habitats and increase biodiversity.
More than a fifth of Scotland is covered by peat and it can play an important role in the fight against climate change because healthy peatlands remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the soil. The Scottish Government aims to restore 250,000 hectares of peatland, which is one of the most effective ways of locking in carbon; offering a clear nature-based solution to the climate crisis. There are four types of peatland found in Scotland – blanket bogs, raised bogs, fens and bog woodland.