Management and ecological restoration of peatlands for a sustainable Canadian horticultural peat industry

Stéphane Godbout, researcher

Stéphane Godbout

Researcher

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Description

The team has developed a strategy for rapidly producing biomass using restoration and irrigation. However a number of questions remain regarding species, water levels, irrigation management, and GHG emissions and sequestration. The aim of the project is to collate current knowledge and develop specific expertise in ecological engineering.

Objective(s)

  • The project is divided into four sections based on objectives:
    • Biodiversity management
    • Water management to maintain desired groundwater levels
    • Carbon sequestration
    • Faster sphagnum growth on restored sites

From 2018 to 2023

Project duration

Air quality, Optimal water management

Services

Partners

Berger Peat Moss | Sun Gro Horticulture | Premier horticole | Lambert Peat Moss | Scotts Canada | Association des producteurs de tourbe horticole du Québec

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