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Main Title Peat mining : an initial assessment of wetland impacts and measures to mitigate adverse effects /
Author Carpenter, John M. ; Farmer, George T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Farmer, George T.
CORP Author JRB Associates, Inc., McLean, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency : Available through NTIS,
Year Published 1981
Report Number PB82130766
Stock Number PB82-130766
OCLC Number 13299321
Subjects Peat bogs--United States ; Wetlands--United States
Additional Subjects Mining ; Peat ; Ecology ; Swamps ; Environmental impacts ; Wildlife ; Vegetation ; Air quality ; Stream flow ; Water quality ; Humus ; Surface water runoff ; Evapotranspiration ; Soil erosion ; Agriculture ; Mulches ; Wetlands ; Best management practices ; Habitats ; Northern Region(United States)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM WTD QH541.5.M3C295 Wetlands Collection,2 cys Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/01/2014
NTIS  PB82-130766 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 61 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Small-scale dry peat mining operations are having a significant environmental impact on inland bogs and fens in certain regions of the northern United States. Peat is a valuable nonrenewable resource for horticultural and agricultural purposes, and the demand for this resource increases each year. Current dry mining methods can destroy the wetland values of small bogs and fens. This report characterizes the hydrology, water chemistry, vegetation, wildlife utilization, air quality, and nonconsumptive use values of inland bogs and fens to better understand the ecological significance and value of these wetlands. Numerous environmental impacts are associated with the various stages of peat mining. These potential impacts are identified and best management practices are recommended for the mitigation of adverse effects resulting from mining activities.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 58-60). "28 Jul 81." "PB82-130766." Photocopy.