Get your free heathland teaching resources CD

Teachers, educators and those who want to learn more about lowland heathland have just a few weeks left to grab a copy of our free CD of resources.

The curriculum-linked GCSE and A-level teaching resources, developed last year by our OPAL East Midlands team, focus on one of Britain’s rarest and most-threatened habitats.


Coversands Heathland Project – restoration and conservation


The Coversands Heathland Project aimed to restore and recreate the once extensive heathland of north-west Lincolnshire.

Running from 2003-2008, the project was developed and led by a partnership between Natural England, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, North Lincolnshire Council and Forest Enterprise with Lincolnshire County Council and West Lindsey District Council.

Soil Collection Begins

 by Ed Tripp, University of Nottingham

To start my nitrogen pollution experiments, I have to collect soil samples from every site.

I only need a small amount, so it won’t be damaging to the habitats. Each site has different levels of nitrogen pollution, so I am hoping that each soil sample with be different. Once I have collected the soil I will bring it back to my laboratory and grow heather in it for a number of months.


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