FAST GROWING SPECIES IN RIPARIAN BUFFER ZONES
Potential benefits of fast-growing species in riparian buffer zones:
- increased CO2 removals in living biomass and soil;
- replacement effect of woody and herbaceous biofuel and harvested wood products;
- avoided nutrients leakage from farmlands.
The LIFE OrgBalt project aims to implement a wide range of innovative organic soil management measures to demonstrate how these areas can be managed sustainably, taking into account economic, social and climate aspects. 16 project demonstration sites have been established in Latvia and Finland. LIFE OrgBalt studies greenhouse gas emissions from managed organic soils – In total 51 sites are measured – they include all project demonstration sites and reference sites.