Government of New Brunswick

The Crown Peat Policy specifies that after harvesting, peat extraction sites must be restored to the pre-disturbance peatland state or reclaimed to an alternative land use. The industry standard for restoration is the use of the moss-layer transfer technique which was developed by an extensive research program run by the Peatland Ecology Research Group. Details for this process are available in the Peatland Restoration Guide (Quinty and Rochefort, 2003) and in its 2019 and 2020 updates available on the right.