Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss
Canada, the world's largest producer and exporter of sphagnum peat moss for horticultural use, produces more than 98 percent of the sphagnum peat moss used in the United States.In addition to promotional efforts, the CSPMA undertakes a pro-active campaign on environmental issues. This campaign resulted in our adoption of a Preservation and Reclamation Policy (revised 1999), the publication of an issue paper on Canadian Peat Harvesting and the Environment (second edition, 2001), and the production of an environmental video (2001) that has been viewed by hundreds of garden and environmental writers in Canada and the USA.The Association has supported research projects comparing competitive products, for example the report on Peat Moss, Coir fiber, and Compost: Comparison and Evaluation. As well, the Association has been a strong supporter of research into ways to speed up restoration of harvested peat bogs.The CSPMA is a member of the Washington, DC based Compost Council, the Mulch and Soil Council, the Garden Writers Association of America and the International Peat Society, headquartered in Finland.Membership consists of Voting Members, which includes all producers and brokers of Canadian sphagnum peat moss; Affiliate Voting Members, which includes all the bag suppliers; and Affiliate Non-Voting Members, which includes suppliers of the industry.To view a list of members go to the Membership List. For information on membership, or about the Association's activities, please visit us here.