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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. ;
CORP Author JRB Associates, Inc., McLean, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-01-6087;
Stock Number PB82-130766
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)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-130766 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 69p
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.