Sustainable upland management for multiple benefits : A multi-stakeholder response to the heather and grass burning code
This is a multi-stakeholder response to DEFRA’s consultation on the review of the Heather and Grass Etc. (Burning) Regulations 1986 and the Heather and Grass Burning Code 1994 in England (referred to hereafter as HGBC). It draws on a series of in-depth semi-structured interviews with people from the Peak District National Park representing a wide cross-section of interests in upland management (“stakeholders”). These interviews were part of a broader one-year Scoping Study under the UK Research Councils’ Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (co-sponsored by DEFRA and SEERAD) that took place between August 2004 – July 2005.