North American Approach to the Restoration of Sphagnum-dominated Peatlands

Rochefort, L., F. Quinty, S. Campeau, K. Johnson and T. Malterer

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A new approach addressing the North American context has been developed and is presented in this paper. The short-term goal of this approach is to establish a plant cover composed of peat bog species and to restore a water regime characteristic of peatland ecosystems. The long- term objective is to return the cutover areas to functional peat accumulating ecosystems. The approach developed for peatland restoration in North America involves the following steps: 1) field preparation, 2) diaspore collection, 3) diaspore introduction, 4) diaspore protection, and 5) fertilization.

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Wetlands Ecology and Management