Restoration of peatlands: Trials of techniques for the restoration of the bogs on the Seignes in Frambouhans

  • Published source details Pôle-Relais Tourbières (2013) Restauration des milieux tourbeux: Essais de techniques de restauration des casiers d’exploitation de la tourbières “sur les Seignes” à Frambouhans. French Peatland Coordination Centre report.


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Restore/create peatland vegetation (multiple interventions)

Action Link
Peatland Conservation
  1. Restore/create peatland vegetation (multiple interventions)

    A study in 2003–2008 in a historically mined raised bog in France (Pôle-Relais Tourbières 2013) reported that following restoration by multiple interventions, vegetation cover increased. No statistical tests were carried out. When intervention began, total vegetation cover was 14%. Five years later, it had increased to 51%. Restoration of 0.2 ha of drained, nutrient-enriched bog began in 2003. The top 20 cm of peat were removed, leaving an uneven surface. The stripped peat was used to build embankments and block a drainage ditch, rewetting the area. It was then planted (with sheathed cottongrass Eriophorum vaginatum, common cottongrass Eriophorum angustifolium and Sphagnum mosses) and mulched with straw. Annually between 2003 and 2008, vegetation cover was estimated in six 1 m2 quadrats across the restored area.

    (Summarised by: Nigel Taylor)

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