A PROJECT restoring upland areas around Huddersfield has been shortlisted for a European award.
The Watershed Landscape project, managed by Pennine Prospects, has been selected for final consideration for the European Landscape Awards 2013 after winning the UK Landscape Awards last month.
The three-year project, funded by the EU, Defra and the Heritage Lottery, has helped restore and protect moorland areas including the land surrounding Scammonden Water.
Across the South Pennines the project has also completed over 100 hectares of wildflower restoration, held over 50 training days, improved nearly two kilometres of dry stone walls and has planted 2.5 hectares of upland oak woodlands.
Pam Warhurst, chair of Pennine Prospects, said: “This just goes to show how beneficial a partnership organisation, such as Pennine Prospects, can be for the landscape, which is so important for, not only the people who live in it, but also millions of people who live within a short distance.
“This wild and wonderful landscape offers us all opportunities to connect with our ancestors and enjoy the health and well-being benefits for today but also prepare for the future as the peat resources here are the front line in our battle against climate change.”