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According to Kuznetsov & Tokarev (2000), forecasted peat resources are c. 4 billion m3, or 600 million ton. Peat stratigraphy and properties have only been investigated in a quarter of the district mire-covered area, and further studies will be necessary to enable planning of peat resource utilization. In the surveyed mires raised bog and transitional peat deposits with an average depth of 2 metres prevail. Sites with poorly decomposed peat are widespread in many mires. Thus, not only fuel peat, but also greenhouse substrates and other sphagnum peat products can be manufactured in the district.