Professor Des B.A. Thompson
Policy and Advice Manager, Scottish Natural Heritage Chairman of the UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee's Uplands Lead Co-ordination Network
'This book draws together an impressive array of interdisciplinary studies to show how much we depend on the fragile habitats and landscapes of the uplands and what threats they face. It is essential reading for planners, conservationists and environmentalists and all those concerned with the future of the uplands.'
Professor Philip Lowe OBE
Director of the UK Research Councils' Rural Economy and Land Use Programme
'This authoritative volume brings together knowledge and experience from across the spectrum of upland land managers, policy makers, scientists, social scientists and economists, on the forces shaping our upland environment today. Understanding the root causes of change, and the impacts change can have on the environment and for people - will give us the knowledge to help create the future we want. This book takes us a long way in that direction, and is recommended reading for all those wanting to understand more about the critical importance of the uplands to our lives, and the challenges we collectively face in delivering a secure future for these treasured landscapes.'
Director - Uplands, Natural England
'Uplands are fantastic national assets and provide enormous health and breathing space opportunities to people living in and around them.
National Parks can play a leading role to find new ways to value and conserve upland environments. This book show cases important opportunities to manage the drivers of change to these iconic places.'
Chair of the Moors for the Future Partnership and Peak District National Park Authority Member