Alkaline fens

Valuable wetlands but difficult to manage

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Alkaline fens are species rich wetlands that today are threatened. Nature conservation officers and experts of alkaline fens from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden visited alkaline fens in Sweden and Finland to discuss the current situation. Restoration and management can be expensive and there is a need to find more appropriate ways to manage and restore alkaline fens.



Monitoring alkaline fens

Alkaline fens are monitored to either evaluate the effects of management/restoration or to collect data over time to investigate long-term changes. Whatever the purpose, the monitoring must have clear objectives and goals. It may also be important to specifically monitor certain target species.


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