Optimal peatland restoration project resources

First Edition
Photocredit: Joseph Holden

This User Guide for Valuing the Benefits of Peatland Restoration (far left) was produced by partners in iCASP’s Optimal Peatland Restoration Project.

Please read our user guide flyer for a full description of key features.



Briefly, the User Guide provides:

  • Simple description of methods for valuing the benefits provided by peatlands, and how to apply them in practice.
  • UK case-study applications.
  • Existing evidence on the benefits of peatlands.
  • Examples of how to use estimated values of the benefits.

You can download the clickable pdf for free by registering here.

Click here to download the User Guide for Valuing the Benefits of Peatland Restoration


Webinar: Valuing the benefits of peatland restoration – a User Guide

A free webinar is available that introduces the iCASP programme and the tools developed through the Optimal Peatland Restoration project. The webinar was delivered as part of the Pennine Peatlife programme and given by iCASP’s Marie Ferre and Julia Martin-Ortega in February 2019.

View the Valuing the benefits of peatland restoration webinar here

Other webinars in the series can also be viewed here



Information about DigiBog_Hydro can be see on the Water@Leeds website


Deliberative Monetary Valuation protocol

The Deliberative Monetary Valuation method (DMV) is one type of environmental valuation technique that allows valuation of the benefits that ecosystems provide to humans. This protocol sets out key steps for conducting the DMV method as well as important considerations for its application. It is particularly aimed at non-academics – environmental practitioners especially – interested in independently valuing and/or discussing values of ecosystem services.The protocol uses peatland restoration as an example, but it is applicable to any kind of ecosystem. Download the DMV protocol, a training video and all the associated resources to allow you to carry out your own DMV process in your own project.