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Gwent Grassland Initiative/Menter Glaswelltir Gwent

Location
County: Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy & Blaenau Gwent
Nearest town or settlement: Chepstow
Contact details
Contact name: Gemma Bode, Gwent Wildlife Trust
Organisation: Gwent Wildlife Trust
Email: info@gwentwildlife.org
Tel: 01600 740358
Website: Grasslands pages on Gwent Wildlife Trust
Partners
Gwent Wildlife Trust/Ymddiriedolaeth Bywyd Gwyllt Gwent, Farmers & landowners/Ffermwyr a Thirfeddianwyr, Wye Valley AONB/AHNE Dyffryn Gwy, Monmouthshire Meadows Group/ Gwyp Dolydd Sir Fynwy, Monmouthshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Fynwy, Countryside Council for Wales/Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Counci/Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent, Schools and businesses/Ysgolion a Busesau, /Porfawyr, Contractors/Contractwyr, Local Community Groups/Grwpiau Cymunedol Lleol
Project description

The main activity was to identify important grasslands and to work with landowners to manage and protect them. The project worked with over 180 landowners on 135 local wildlife sites.
Landowners opened their meadows to local people. Local community groups such as Community Councils and Churches were also involved. The project also worked with local communities and schools to create new wildflower meadows with local origin seed harvested by the project. The seed was also used to reintroduce species lost to grasslands owing to agricultural improvement.

Key achievements were :

  • 750+ha of species-rich grassland identified as Local Wildlife Sites
  • 250+ grassland Local Wildlife Sites identified
  • 250+ LWS landowners, plus 400+ additional landowners provided with advice/visits
  • Positive management secured on 350ha+ of Local Wildlife Sites
  • 80ha of species-poor grassland engaged in long term process of restoration - restoration through positive management and local wildflower seed application.


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