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

đź“ŤLatvia

Afforestation of agricultural peatland

đź“ŤLatvia

Co-creation in agricultural peatland

đź“ŤRiver 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

đź“ŤLettosuo, Rottaniitynsuo, Asmonkorpi & Kivalo, Finland

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

đź“ŤAgali, Estonia

Rewetted drained peatland forest

đź“ŤKuresoo, 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

đź“ŤSiikajoki, Finland

Comparing unproductive drained peatland mowing

đź“ŤValley of the Zuidleie, Belgium

Studying over-grazed drained mountain peatland

đź“Ť Pyrenees, Spain

Restoring unproductive drained mountain peatland with high biodiversity values

đź“ŤPyrenees, 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

đź“ŤPikkusaarisuo, Finland

Co-creation & berry cultivation in former peat extraction area

đź“ŤKaigu & Kalna, Latvia

Wood ash application on peat extraction area

đź“ŤKaigu, Latvia

Rewetting peat extraction area

đź“ŤLaiuse, Estonia

Revegetation & remote sensing on peat extraction area

đź“ŤMaima, 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

đź“ŤZwarte Beek, Belgium

Restoring hydrology of floodplain

đź“ŤDijle River Valley, Belgium

Revegetating riparian forest floodplain

đź“ŤRoureda de Tordera & Canoves stream, Spain

Biodiversity & ecosystem services of alluvial floodplains

đź“ŤToulouse, 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

đź“ŤRampillon, 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

đź“ŤTarragona, 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

đź“ŤĂ–land, Sweden

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