Abstract: Management of heathlands has been problematic for some decades and the situation is now acute. These areas have mostly lost the economic drivers that once sustained them. Now, with eutrophication, successional change, and difficulties in getting reliable conservation grazing, many sites are under threat. This article suggests that the approach applied to North American and continental European wood-fuel lots could offer a local economic function for heathlands.
Download article as PDF: ECOS 34-1-12 Heathland futures