This capital item is available where, in order to restore a bog habitat, you need to block existing ditches which are actively taking water off the bog. Block the ditches at intervals by manually installing dams made of impermeable plastic sheeting (known as plastic piling) to raise or maintain the water table at or just below the surface of the vegetation. You can only use vehicles where they will not damage ground vegetation. You can find detailed requirements for the location and installation of plastic piling dams here.
You are required to carry out an inspection of the dams each year, and undertake any necessary minor maintenance work. You must record your inspection findings on the condition of the dams and details of any necessary remedial work in an annual report - preferably with photographs.