Harvest and Transfer of Donor Material for Peatland Re-vegetation

Jean-Marie Sobze, Marie-Eve Gauthier, and Raymond Thomas
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Peatland vegetative covers are typically dominated by Bryophytes, and as such vegetative transfer techniques that successfully re-establish the Bryophyte communities play a critical role in the efforts to restore disturbed peatland back to its native state. Of these transfer techniques, the North American Approach, developed in eastern Canada, has been shown to be is successful in restoring peatland communities following severe disturbances particularly after peat extraction. The objective of this technical note is to present the harvest and transfer technique of donor material used by the NAIT Boreal Research Institute (now NAIT Centre for Boreal Research) to restore a wellsite constructed in a peatland.

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