Habitats: Grassland

Grassland management and restoration

Flora locale training and other events

Management of wildflower grasslandThu 20 July 2017,Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Scything and grassland managementThu 15 June 2017,Bath, Avon
Seed mixes for grassland restoration and managementThu 07 September 2017,Flitcham , West Norfolk

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

Adfer dolydd blodau gwyllt Cymru. Taflen.   (Flora locale, 2007) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale )
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)
Obtaining native seed for restoring grassland 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)
Wild plants and your village green   (Flora locale, 2005) Printed copies and poster 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
Grazing, livestock & pastoralism   page on this website
Organisations (Grasslands)   Organisations concerned with grassland management, conservation and restoration
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.
Mowing   Master page in the Restoration Library
UK National Ecosystem Assessment   A major analysis of the state of UK ecosystems, the benefits provided by the UK's natural heritage and options for the future.

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

Ffridd-Uchaf Peatland Restoration ProjectUpland peatland and ffridd grassland restoration
Hagge Wood TrustNatural capital assessment of Hagge Wood Trust
Wakefield Tree Wardens Voluntary GroupWild Flower Plug Plant Project with community involvement
NectarworksRestoration of flower-rich hay meadows for bumblebees and other pollinators
Forest of Bowland hay time projectmeadow creation and restoration
Hartslock Nature ReserveChalk downland nature reserve managed for invertebrates and plants
Meadow Life - Cumbria's hay meadow projectA meadow restoration project working with farmers and smallholders
Islington Ecology Centre and Gillespie Park LNRUrban park with wetland, deciduous and evergreen mixed woodland, hedgerows and summer meadows
Top Field - Portsdown HillReversion of an arable field to calcareous grassland
Blooming meadows in West Yorkshireexternal web site Reversing the decline in herb rich grasslands
Floodplain Meadows Partnershipexternal web site Case studies, research, management, ecological info on floodplain meadows
Hurst Water Meadow, Berkshireexternal web site Flower-rich meadow restoration
Wetland Vision for Englandexternal web site Strategic project for wetlands
Restoring wildlife on farmsexternal web site Case studies and information
MAGical meadowsMagnesian grassland restoration
Our Green SpaceImproving management of rural greenspace
North Pennines Hay TimeHay meadow management & restoration
Denmark Farm, CeredigionHigh value grassland restoration
Flora locale: Wild meadows of WalesEncouraging the restoration of flower-rich grassland
Gwent Grassland Initiative/Menter Glaswelltir GwentFlower-rich grassland restoration
Caerphilly lowland neutral grassland action plan external web site Biodiversity Action Plan for species-rich grassland
Sheepdrove rare butterfly projectWild flower planting & downland creation/restoration for butterflies
Holtspur Bottom, BuckinghamshireChalk grassland restoration for butterflies
Weald Meadows Nectar NetworksWeald Meadows Nectar Networks
Magdalen Hill Down extension, WinchesterChalk grassland creation/management on urban fringe
Avon wildflower grasslandsexternal web site Wildflower grassland restoration
Devon Culm grassland restorationGrassland management/restoration

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

Illustrated guides (Natural England ). Grassland condition for snipe, lapwing, plants & animals, lowland chalk and limestone grassland, purple moorgrass and rush pasture, farmland management for snipe/lapwing, neutral pasture for wildlife
Farming for wildlife in Wales: Grassland management for birds (RSPB, Countryside Council for Wales & FWAG)
Managing grasslands in churchyards (Norfolk Wildlife Trust)
Meadows and pastures in Wales (Countryside Council for Wales)
Lowland grasslandmanagement handbook (English Nature et al, via Natural England Publications )
The use of lime on semi-natural grassland in agri-environment schemes:TIN045. (Natural England, 2011)
Upland meadows & enclosed pasture The Upland management handbook - see Ch.7.
Wet grassland practical manual: breeding waders (RSPB, s005)
The use of farmland manure on semi-natural grassland: ENRR150. (English Nature, 1996)
Resources on the Floodplain Meadows Partnership website
Scrub on chalk and limestone grassland (RSPB)
Managing scrub on chalk and limestone grassland (RSPB, 2007) Leaflet
Weed control (Weald Meadows Initiative)
Habitat action plans 1995-1999 (National Archives) Includes links to local action plans and BARS.
Coastal floodplain and grazing marsh: management for invertebrates (Buglife)
Historic environment features on grassland (Illustrated Environmental Stewardship guide, Defra, issued by RDS, 2005)
Chalk and limestone grassland in June & July (Illustrated Environmental Stewardship guide, Defra, issued by RDS, 2005)
Managing meadows for wildlife (Gwent Wildlife Trust)

Managing grassland with horses
Managing horse pastures for birds in the Peak District (Peak Birds Project: Peak District NPA, RSPB, Natural England & British Horse Society)
Horses, grasslands and nature conservation (English Nature, 2006)
See also the Flora locale publications listed in previous box.

European Forum for Nature Conservation and Pastoralism

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