Hotspots of Biodiversity
Fens are an important and unique wetland type. Fens are peat-forming wetlands that rely on groundwater, require thousands of years to develop, and cannot easily be restored if destroyed. They are home to rare plants, insects, small mammals, and large animals. They are sites of groundwater discharge, nutrient recycling, erosion traps, and pollution filters.
Monitoring is designed to assist the management and restoration of fen wetland ecosystems.