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Themes: Grazing livestock and pastoralism


Flora locale training and other events

An introduction to scything (Gloucestershire)Thu 03 July 2014,Stroud, Gloucestershire
Management of wildflower grasslandWed 23 July 2014,Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Ponies and biodiversitySat 09 August 2014,Llangadog, Carmarthenshire
Practical scything and grassland managementWed 02 July 2014,King's Lynn, North Norfolk
Seed collecting and use for restoration and re-introductionTue 08 July 2014,Wakehurst Place , Sussex
Using horse power to manage grasslandsTue 15 July 2014,Mere, Wiltshire

If you would like to suggest a new training event for this topic then please let us know.


Flora locale publications, guidance & documents on this website

Carbon accounting tools   (Compiled by Flora locale)
Enhancing the floral diversity of semi-improved grassland Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2005) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Managing recently created grasslands Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2005) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Paddocks for ponies and biodiversity Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2010) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Spreading hay Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2005) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Maniffesto ar gyfer dolydd byw cymru   Manifesto for the wild meadows of Wales (Flora locale, 2008) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Grazing for wild plants and biodiversity; a Flora locale advisory note   (Flora locale, 2010) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Welsh wild meadows newsletter Spring 2008   Flora locale Spring 2008
Cynlluniau Amaeth-amgylchedd a Dolydd Byw Cymru Papur Trafod   wild meadows and agri-environmental schemes. A discussion paper. Welsh (Flora locale April 2008)
Manifesto for the Wild Meadows of Wales   Flora locale, 2008. Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Grassland management for birds   Various links and resources including RSPB publications
Grazing and carbon   Info on the role of livestock, grazing and carbon
Hay meadows   (Sue Everett for Flora locale, 2006)
Restoring wildflower grasslands in Wales Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2007) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
The Grazing Advice Partnership (GAP)   The GAP website provides resources (information, discussion forum, case studies) about extensive grazing of high-value nature land, including wood pastures, heath & moor, grasslands and coastal habitats.
The Large Herbivore Network   A network of people across Europe wishing to restore functional ecosystems with their characteristic wild herbivores, carnivores and vultures.

If you have a suggestion for a document or guide that would be useful for this topic then please let us know.


Case Studies on Flora locale's website

NectarworksRestoration of flower-rich hay meadows for bumblebees and other pollinators
Forest of Bowland hay time projectmeadow creation and restoration
Restoration of caer carreg y franRestoration of a listed monument to deciduous woodland, pasture & upland now grazed by native welsh mountain ponies.
Meadow Life - Cumbria's hay meadow projectA meadow restoration project working with farmers and smallholders
Little Doward Woods Grazing for archaeologyThe management plan requires the restoration of the wood pasture system
Glen FinglasUpland wood pasture restoration
Brede High Woods, East SussexWoodland Trust project covering woodland management, heathland creation and conservation grazing
North Pennines Hay TimeHay meadow management & restoration
Flora locale: Wild meadows of WalesEncouraging the restoration of flower-rich grassland

If you are aware of a project that would be a good Case Study for this topic then please let us know.


Protecting rivers, streams and ditches(external link) (Defra, 2005) Illustrated guide for livestock farmers. Environmental Stewardship Guidance.
Funding and support for lowland beef and sheep farmers in England(external link) (Natural England, 2012) Information on grants available for environmental stewardship, catchment sensitive farming, woodland and other schemes.
The European Forum for Nature Conservation and Pastoralism(external link)
Naturalistic grazing & rewilding in Britain(external link) (British Wildlife Special Supplement, 2009)


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