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Record number 403944
Title Management recommendations
Author(s) Bokdam, J.; Braeckel, A. van
Source In: Grazing as a conservation management tool in peatland : Workshop, 22-26 April 2002, Goniadz, Poland [S.l.] : s.n. - p. 24 - 25.
Department(s) Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2002
Keyword(s) veengebieden - plantensuccessie - verbranden - maaien - begrazing - extensieve veehouderij - natuurbescherming - graslandbeheer - polen - peatlands - plant succession - burning - mowing - grazing - extensive livestock farming - nature conservation - grassland management - poland
Categories Nature Management (General)
Abstract The acute succession problem justifies an opportunistic use of all suitable methods on the short-term (10 years). The ban on winter burning should be (temporally) lifted. The mown area should be enlarged by activating volunteers, raising budgets and funds for mowing of BNP-owned peatlands and by using peat harvesters. BNP and farmers should co-operate to raise funds and conclude Management Agreements for livestock farming on private and BNP-owned peatland. Agreements should include the use of Biebrza hay and litter. In the longer term (>10 years) extensive grazing seems the most promising tool. It may be implemented as traditional dairy farming, ranching of beef cattle, horses or (semi-) wild herbivores or as Wilderness. Suitability and feasibility may differ between the three basins. The entry of Poland to the EU will affect the feasibility of the strategies
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