PDNP Wildfire Report
A copy of the full report including independent observations from wildfire academics and the Fire & Rescue Service, a full methodology of the three tier appraoch, the evidence produced and next steps identified.
An abreviated version of the full report, giving a broad outline of the project, the methodology & key findings and next steps.
Peak District National Park
Wildfire Risk Assessment
The Natural Capital of the Peak District National Park (PDNP) is enjoyed by 13 million visitors annually. Managed by generations of custodians, its dramatic moorland scenery has been delivering ecosystem services for millennia. As well as harbouring a wealth of biodiversity, it forms part of the UK’s largest carbon store. Helping to deliver the ambitions of the Nations’ Nature Recovery and Net Zero strategies, the green economy will increasingly replace conventional land management practices.
However, this outlook has a significant vulnerability. With the effects of climate change, high levels of public access and evolution of management practices, it is easy to understand why the threat posed by wildfire is increasing.
This project aims to provide an approach to wildfire risk assessment to inform landscape scale wildfire mitigation planning in the Peak District National Park. The approach combines local practitioner knowledge and professional wildfire expertise to provide an evidence base for collaborative response.
Three versions of the report are available and can be downloaded below