Nordic Peat Network



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Welcome to our homepage on peatland management research
 A network funded by NKJ

In the Nordic countries peatlands cover a large portion of the land area, especially in Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Peatland areas have special hydroecological and other functions that are not well understood. They are also valuable for agriculture, forestry, horticulture and as a source of energy. However, the use of these areas have impacts locally, regionally, even globally. Some areas have been set aside as their drainage and use has become difficult. Future management of these land must take into account their unique features and possibilities for restoration, conservation and future socioeconomic use. The NKJ network aim to gather information on peatland management research and to understand the diverse environmental consequences of peatland uses to promote better management and cultivation procedures.