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Habitats: Heathland (upland & lowland)

Heathland management and restoration


Flora locale training and other events


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

Grazing and carbon   Info on the role of livestock, grazing and carbon
Grazing, livestock & pastoralism   page on this website
Sourcing native flora (Flora locale guidance note)   Where you should source your plants and seed from
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

Prees Heath restoration projectReverting agricultural land to lowland heath for butterflies
Brede High Woods, East SussexWoodland Trust project covering woodland management, heathland creation and conservation grazing
Heathland restoration on the Forestry Commission EstateRestoring former conifer plantations to heathland
MinsmereReverting arable land to heath & acid grassland
Crowthorne by-pass, BerkshireHeathland creation undermined by amenity daffodil planting
Lowland heath creation at Hounslow Heath LNRHeathland and acid grasslamd restoration
Fofanny Water Treatment works, County AntrimEstablishment of heath vegetation on covered reservoir
Peak District Vision for Wildlife Tree, heather & meadow seed collection
Sherwood Forest habitatsHeathland restoration, tree planting inc. Black Poplar, tree nursery
Black Brook Nature Reserve, StaffordshireRestoration of open habitats from former conifer plantation & woodland creation
Imerys china clay habitat creation, CornwallHeathland & woodland creation

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


Publications list (On Natural England's website)
English Nature and Natural England reports and publications on heathland (On Natural England's website - a more up to date list than the one above)
Establishing lowland heathland on former mineral workings (After Minerals website)
Heather regeneration and planting (Cheviot Trees)
Heathland extent & potential maps (RSPB Conservation Advice)
The Heather Trust website
The Moorland Association website
Land management for Woodlarks (RSPB Conservation Advice)
Land management for Nightjars (RSPB Conservation Advice)
Managing gorse for wildlife (RSPB Conservation Advice)
The Heather Beetle: A review (The Heather Trust)
Heather and grass burning
Lowland heathland establishment on mineral sites After Minerals website
Upland heathland establishment on mineral sites After Minerals website
Gorse & its management (RSPB Conservation Advice)
Restoration of open habitats from plantation forests (Forestry Commission) Official policy & strategy
North Yorks Moors Biodiversity Action Plan; Habitat Action PLan 2013-2017


Please help to populate this page by providing links to any relevant resources you may be aware of.

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Page last modified on Thursday 10 of May, 2012 18:59:32 BST