Implement ‘mosaic management’ when harvesting wild biological resources
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Mosaic management involves managing neighbouring patches of land in different ways. For example, while some patches might be fully harvested, others might not be harvested in a given year. Patches may be harvested at different times within a given year. In this way, there are always parts of the peatland with older vegetation that could assist re-vegetation of harvested patches. This system could be implemented by individual landowners and/or at a larger scale across land owned by multiple people (Dicks et al. 2013).
Key peatland types where this action may be appropriate: bogs, fens/fen meadows, tropical peat swamps.
Related action: implement mosaic management of farmland around peatlands.
Dicks L.V., Ashpole J.E., Dänhardt J., James K., Jönsson A., Randall N., Showler D.A., Smith R.K., Turpie S., Williams D. & Sutherland W.J. (2013) Farmland Conservation: Evidence for the Effects of Interventions in Northern and Western Europe. Pelagic Publishing, Exeter.