Peatland ACTION - Vegetation surveys spreadsheet
Updated: February 2023
The effectiveness of Peatland Action restoration activities was assessed by monitoring vegetation and other environmental variables. These surveys were carried out on Peatland Action sites in 2014 and 2015 to amass a baseline dataset, and again in 2021 to investigate the changes in the intervening period. Sites were selected to include raised bog and blanket bog, and encompassed a range of bog vegetation types and restoration approaches. A total of 1,002 quadrats on 16 sites were surveyed for the baseline survey, and 873 quadrats on 13 sites were surveyed in the repeat survey. The sample areas included restored areas, unrestored control areas and unmodified reference areas. The raw datasets can be downloaded from the report appendices. Appendix 2B in the repeat survey (2021) contains the data from both surveys with one row per replicate (quadrat). The simplified raw data from both surveys is formatted as one row per record.
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