Practical Peatland Restoration

Hans Joosten
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This Briefing Note presents key information on practical peatland rewetting and restoration on site. It formulates general guiding principles applicable to all peatland restoration practices and provides detailed information on a wide range of restoration techniques, including peatland rewetting by building blocks, bunds and screens and by reducing leakage. It addresses relevant revegetation and vegetation management options, including peat swamp reforestation in the tropics and tree and shrub removal, revegetation and the re-instalment of traditional management to restore open mire vegetation in the temperate and boreal zones.