Field Trip/ Excursion 23 May 2018, 13:30

A joint excursion will be organized for both, the participants of the Scientific Conference and the participants of the Task Force Meeting. Meeting point will be at the Main Office of Joint Stock Company LVM (conference venue) after lunch 13:30.

1. Visiting a research plot. The study site was conducted in Olaine district in Virši on a cutaway peatland that h as been afforested since 2005 and where sewage sludge and mineral fertilizers have been applied. We will do a short distance walk through the plot on peat soil.

2. Visiting the Great Kemeri Bog Board walk in Kemeri National park. The Great Ķemeri Bog Boardwalk will make your way easy into this otherwise hardly accessible land of moss, undersized pine trees, deep pools, tiny dark lakes and the flavour of wild rosemary. The boardwalk is built from wooden boards and it runs in two arcs: the longer arc (3.7 km) and the shorter arc (1.5 km). The shorter arc is going to take you as far as the first picturesque lake, while the longer arc will let you take a look at the landscape from the observation platform above.

We recommend to bring sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots) and a rain coat as weather might be changeable and the soil conditions at the research plot could be wet.