Community Peatland Survey

Homer Drawdown volunteers are putting peat on the map!

This summer we will be conducting surveys of our local peatlands in collaboration with the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve.

These community science surveys will collect data on the depth of peat so that we can begin to calculate the amount of carbon that our local peatlands store. We are also photo-documenting vegetation, as these ecosystems are undergoing rapid changes.

This data will be utilized by the KBRR for their ongoing carbon projects while also offering a hands-on experience for participants to connect with these unique and fascinating ecosystems.

Join us for a field day in the peatlands!

(Illustration: Conrad Field)

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community Peatland survey Map