Our video series: Discover the Canadian Horticultural Peat Industry

A little-known industry and an incomparable resource, horticultural peat has much to be celebrated for in terms of the benefits it provides to people and its responsible management.
To understand this unique industry, we’ve produced a series of 4 videos, each presenting a different aspect of the Canadian horticultural peat industry. The videos are available for you to watch and share on our YouTube channel. Enjoy your viewing!

Canadian Horticultural Peat 101 | VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE
Our first video invites you to take a tour of this unequalled horticultural material, essential to food security and people’s well-being, responsibly managed in Canada.

Responsible Production | VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE
How is horticultural peat production regulated? What’s the true scale of this industry? How does the Canadian industry stand out in terms of management? Find the answers to these questions and discover an unrivalled, responsibly managed resource.

Ecological Restoration | VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE
Over 9,500 hectares of peat extraction sites have been restored or reclaimed by the Canadian industry to date, representing nearly 70% of post-extraction peat surfaces. Plant communities recover in around 5 years, and the carbon sequestration function, within 15 years.

Scientific Research | VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE
Did you know that the Canadian peat industry has been supporting academic research and collaborating with scientific teams for over 30 years? The results are used to develop better resource management practices and identify avenues for improvement. A partnership that is part of our industry’s DNA.

 

This initiative was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie du Québec (MEIE) and the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA), as part of a project to raise the profile of the horticultural peat industry, coordinated by the Peat and Substrates Cluster of Excellence.


Job Offer: Field Technicians in Ecology

CanRePeat is a project managed by the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA) and funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Canadian peat companies. It aims to survey closed extracted peatlands in Canada and restore them back to carbon-sequestering peatland ecosystems.

CanRePeat is looking to hire field technicians in summer 2023 (May-August) to inventory post-extraction peatlands across Canada.

Teams of two persons will travel across Québec, the Maritimes and/or the Prairie provinces to assess current vegetation and ecosystem characteristics.

Ideal candidates must:
• be bilingual (French and English);
• have a valid driver’s license and good driving experience;
• have basic knowledge of botany and field identification of vascular plants and bryophytes;
• have a good working knowledge of Excel;
• be able to work independently in small teams;
• be in excellent physical condition and able to do physically demanding work;
• show proof that they can work to a high standard of safely; and
• be willing to travel and work for extended periods.

Remuneration will be between $18.50-$27/hour depending on experience.

Send your CV and a brief letter of interest to Daniel Campbell at boreal.daniel.campbell@gmail.com by April 7, 2023