Sphagnum Donor Site Monitoring Pilot Study Report 2019.pdf
Summary: Study indicating that hummock forming species of sphagnum moss recover from harvesting from donor sites for translocation. Full report - longer read
This study by Moors for the Future Partnership, commissioned by Natural England, aimed to determine whether it is sustainable to harvest Sphagnum Palustre from areas of SSSI blanket bog for translocation to nearby sites for conservation and restoration purposes. It concluded that within five years a patch of this sphagnum will have recovered enough to harvest again.
Keywords: Sphagnum moss; Evidence; Vegetation monitoring | Biodiversity; Science; Land management