Support to the National Peatland Forest Project of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau CY 2011

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Assessment of probable peatlands in Lalaguna Marsh, Lopez, Quezon and Balumbong, Perez, Calauan, Laguna was conducted by DENR and DABSWM personnel headed by Foresters Armida P. Andres and Zosaine Lumbres of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau; For. Emerito Evangelista of the Forest Management Bureau and Engr. Luisito Costelo of the DA-Bureau of Soils and Water Management. Personnel from Region and field office assisted the team on the said activity.

Results of the validation revealed that the marshland of Balumbong Valley in Brgy. Tan-ag Ilaya, Lopez, Quezon is confirmed to be a peatland. Soil samples taken from Lalaguna Marsh, Lopez, Quezon and Brgy.Perez, Calauan, Laguna Peatland are not organic or peat.