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Peatland Code Field Protocol: Assessing eligibility, determining baseline condition category and monitoring change


This guidance document describes how to assess the baseline condition of peatland (blanket bogs, raised bogs and fens) prior to restoration, and how to monitor subsequent change, with the aim of receiving payment for the benefits via the Peatland code. It covers both field surveys (with photographs to illustrate different condition categories) and mapping using aerial photographs.


Guidance type/project stage

  • Monitoring and assessment


  • Peatland

Challenges addressed

  • Climate change mitigation

Source | IUCN UK Peatland Programme

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