Paulina Cwiklinska, Agnieszka Sadowska
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
bog-conservation, bog-vegetation, industrial-peat-exploitation, sphagnum-reintroduction
Theme V. Restoration, rehabilitation and after-use of disturbed peatlands
Vacuum-mined bogs in Poland occupy an area of about 700 ha. One of these peatlands, Czarne Bagno, has been undergoing restoration since 2006. The restoration involved ditch blocking, decomposed peat removal and spreading of Sphagnum shoots. The results of water damming are monitored by automatic water level sensors. Photographs of permanent plots document mosses regeneration. Despite high annual fluctuations, a gradual rise in water table was recorded. The Sphagnum cover in some plots has reached 100% and 151 vascular plant species have established among regenerating mosses.