The Impacts of Roads and Farming on Raised Bog Hydrology

This project will investigate the impacts of historical land use on Langley Bog to better understand how these unique ecosystems are affected by cranberry farming and fill roads. Bogs require a high water table and high acidity to maintain conditions suitable for bog-specific vegetation to grow. To determine whether the site is moving away from bog habitat, water levels, water quality, and vegetation will be monitored for four months across twelve different locations using a series of ground wells. Given the rarity of this ecosystem, this research will ultimately provide recommendations to the partner organization on how to restore Langley Bog.

Sara Alaica
Faculty Supervisor: 
Douglas Ransome
British Columbia
Partner University: