Peak District National Park

The Learning and Discovery team at the Peak District National Park led on the set-up of MICCI in 2009. From 2017 onwards the initiative is being run by the Community Science team at Moors for the Future Partnership, of whom the Peak District National Park is lead partner. The nationwide project has been helped by many different organisations and individuals and has now been run in 11 different national parks across the UK.

National Parks running MICCI projects

Map showing the 11 National Parks doing the MICCI project


There are many sites that have been used for MICCI projects across the different National Parks, and too many landowners to name them all, but their co-operation and encouragement has been vital to the project's success, and we thank each and every one of them.

Economic and Social Research Council

Economic and Social Research Council

The UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues, supporting independent, high-quality research in many areas, including environment and rural economies.

Exmoor Mires Project

Exmoor Mires Project

The Exmoor Mires Project is restoring blanket bog across Exmoor National Park. As well as improving this habitat for upland wildlife, it will improve water supplies and has the potential to for the blanket bog to become a carbon store to help mitigate climate change impacts.

This project is part of a larger project being run and funded by South West Water called Upstream Thinking, which runs from 2010 to 2015. This project is restoring upland water catchments areas to improve water quality and manage water quantity.

IUCN UK Peatland Programme

IUCN UK Peatland Programme

A partnership project to help inform policy at international, EU and UK levels, based on science and effective practice.

Moors for the Future Partnership

Moors for the Future

A partnership project, Moors for the Future brings together many conservation organisations and individual landowners to help restore the upland moors in the Peak District National Park. As well as active conservation and replanting, the project aims to raise awareness of the importance of the moors and responsible use of the landscape, as well as developing scientifically based expertise on how to sustainably manage the moors. 

British Science Week

British Science Week

A multi-day festival of science, engineering and technology, coordinated by the British Science Association, with free public events across the UK. 


OPAL - Open Air Laboratories

The goal of this project is to bring together the public, local interest groups and scientists, to help study environmental issues that have effects at both local and global levels.

University of Manchester

Upland Environments Research Unit, University of Manchester

This group, based in the School of Geography at Manchester University, is conducting research into the threatened and distinctive uplands of the South Pennines. This research is being done with the Moors for the Future Partnership.