Intel Agreement requested via AIE-058-2022
Project: Wicklow Mountains National Park pilot blanket bog restoration project. Areas of bog have suffered drainage and desiccation and thus require rewetting by drain blocking to raise the lowered water levels to allow recovery of the peat-forming Sphagnum mosses. This will re-start peat formation and carbon capture by the bog, and will also protect the immense store of carbon held within in the peat. Water quality can also benefit as vegetation cover improves and peat erosion is reduced.