Raised bog restoration works are completed

The protected landscape area “Adazi” includes a Rampa bog (raised bog), as well as other smaller bogs. Due to melioration the water level of the bogs is too low. Sphagnum mosses which are typical for the raised bogs in large areas are being replaced by heather and trees.

During the project the natural hydrological regime was restored (activity C5) in 500 ha of Rampa bog. Building of peat dams and closing of ditches with plastic piling were done according to the technical project developed in  activity A5. In order to reinforce the positive effect of water level restoration in the bog ecosystem, JSC "Latvia's State Forests" removed overgrowth in the 150 ha of bog.