Peatland management without burning: alternative restoration efforts in (re)wet peatlands

  • Haris Gunawan Badan Restorasi Gambut, RI, Jl. Teuku Umar No.17, RT.1/RW.1, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350
  • Dian Afriyanti Badan Restorasi Gambut, RI, Jl. Teuku Umar No.17, RT.1/RW.1, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350
  • Ivan A Humam Badan Restorasi Gambut, RI, Jl. Teuku Umar No.17, RT.1/RW.1, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350
  • Fajar C Nugraha Badan Restorasi Gambut, RI, Jl. Teuku Umar No.17, RT.1/RW.1, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350
  • Rahmawati I Wetadewi Badan Restorasi Gambut, RI, Jl. Teuku Umar No.17, RT.1/RW.1, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350
  • Lutfiah Surayah Badan Restorasi Gambut, RI, Jl. Teuku Umar No.17, RT.1/RW.1, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350
  • Adi Nugroho Badan Restorasi Gambut, RI, Jl. Teuku Umar No.17, RT.1/RW.1, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350
  • Sarjiya Antonius Badan Restorasi Gambut, RI, Jl. Teuku Umar No.17, RT.1/RW.1, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350
Keywords: without fires, wet peat, productivity, anaerobic, water-zone

Abstract

The last two decades, peatland management has resulted in susceptibility of peatlands to fires due to peat degradation associated with drainages, climate, and culture in opening peatlands. Rewet peatlands is the ultmate goal of peat restoration. Nevertheless, the needs for production in peatlands require a milestone to bridge the measure to restore peatlands hydrologically.   Peatland management without fires is a method, and the combination with methods to supply nutrient in wet/moist/anaerobic peatlands would be innovative technology. It is aimed to provide nutrients of organic materials without stimulating decomposition of peat materials. Along with restoration measure hydrologically, agriculture in cultivation zone of peatlands shall consider water-zone as a specific and small unit within a wide peat hydrological unit. 

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Published
2020-12-30
How to Cite
Gunawan, H., Afriyanti, D., Humam, I. A., Nugraha, F. C., Wetadewi, R. I., Surayah, L., Nugroho, A. and Antonius, S. (2020) “Peatland management without burning: alternative restoration efforts in (re)wet peatlands ”, Jurnal Pengelolaan Sumberdaya Alam dan Lingkungan (Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Management), 10(4), pp. 668-678. doi: 10.29244/jpsl.10.4.668-678.