Types of wetlands

Agripeat
Drained peatland forest (non-productive)
Drained peatland forest (productive)
Floodplain
ConstructEd
wetland
Peatland extraction area
Coastal wetland
Water management

Agripeat

Agripeat is an agriculture area on peatland

Agroforestry shelter belts & plantations on agricultural peatland

📍Latvia

Afforestation of agricultural peatland

📍Latvia

Co-creation in agricultural peatland

📍River Peene Valley, Germany

Drained peatland forest – productive

Drained peatland forest is a peatland which has been drained for forestry purposes by ditching. Drainage lowers water table level which due soil is dryer and contains more oxygen, ensuring better nutrient uptake from soil by roots and better tree growth.

Continuous cover forestry  on drained peatland

📍Lettosuo, Rottaniitynsuo, Asmonkorpi & Kivalo, Finland

Water level manipulations & sphagnum moss growth in downy birch forest peatland

📍Agali, Estonia

Rewetted drained peatland forest

📍Kuresoo, Estonia

Drained peatland forest – non-productive

Drained peatland forest – non productive peatland is 1) a peatland, which has been drained for forestry purposes, but forest growth has been minimal, or 2) a peatland, which has degraded due to land abandonment, drainage and sludge suppletion, overgrazing or climate change.

Rewetting unproductive drained peatland

📍Siikajoki, Finland

Comparing unproductive drained peatland mowing

📍Valley of the Zuidleie, Belgium

Studying over-grazed drained mountain peatland

📍 Pyrenees, Spain

Restoring unproductive drained mountain peatland with high biodiversity values

📍Pyrenees, France

Peatland extraction area

At the peatland extraction area, the peat has cut, extracted or removed for horticultural or energy purposes.

Co-creation in peat extraction areas

📍Pikkusaarisuo, Finland

Co-creation & berry cultivation in former peat extraction area

📍Kaigu & Kalna, Latvia

Wood ash application on peat extraction area

📍Kaigu, Latvia

Rewetting peat extraction area

📍Laiuse, Estonia

Revegetation & remote sensing on peat extraction area

📍Maima, Estonia

Floodplain

Floodplain is a relatively flat land area adjacent to a river, which is often covered by floods during high period of discharge.

Rewetting floodplain

📍Zwarte Beek, Belgium

Restoring hydrology of floodplain

📍Dijle River Valley, Belgium

Revegetating riparian forest floodplain

📍Roureda de Tordera & Canoves stream, Spain

Biodiversity & ecosystem services of alluvial floodplains

📍Toulouse, France

Co-creation on floodplain

📍Lake Fertö, Hungary & Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park, Austria

Constructed wetland

Constructed wetlands are artificial water bodies that use natural processes involving wetland vegetation, soils, and their associated microbial assemblages to improve water quality.

Co-creation on constructed wetland

📍Rampillon, Ancoeur catchment, France

Biodiversity & ecosystem services monitoring on constructed wetland

📍Vända, Estonia

Coastal wetland

Coastal wetlands are the region of land that is permanently or periodically inundated with fresh, brackish, or saline water (e.g. seagrass meadows, intertidal flats, tidal salt marshes, and tidal freshwater wetlands).

Improving habitats & preserving endangered species on coastal wetland

📍Tarragona, Spain

Water management

Drained peatland forest is a peatland which has been drained for forestry purposes by ditching. Drainage lowers water table level which due soil is dryer and contains more oxygen, ensuring better nutrient uptake from soil by roots and better tree growth.

Water management

📍Öland, Sweden

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