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Peatlands: Vital for carbon storage and stewardship

Originally published on Muddy Boots

Read the article published by the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership

5 August 2020

The CRP is pleased to present this blog post by one of our partner organizations, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada. Learn about their work here.

Peatlands are finally getting some overdue respect. A type of wetland, these unique ecosystems are particularly noteworthy because of their unusually deep organic soils formed by thousands of years of waterlogged decaying plants and mosses. While they exist in all parts of Canada, some of the largest peatland complexes in the world are in northern Canada. Peatlands are a vital resource – a filter for ensuring rivers run clean, a haven for wildlife and, as we now increasingly appreciate, a huge storehouse for carbon.

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