Peat Depth Surveys

If your project might affect peatlands, we can help you to identify where there is deep peat on your site, and help provide you with the means to avoid this protected habitat.

What is a Peat Depth Survey?

One of our specialisms here at EP Ecology is the survey of soil depth on peatland sites. There’s a general principal against any development on deep peat and peat depth surveys are used to determine where such a habitat occurs within a development site.

It’s also used commonly in peatland conservation works where the topography of peat depth can be used to determine the extent of a bog habitat to promote restoration of this internationally important habitat type.