The lowland heath within Yarner Wood NNR is the subject of a long term vegetation monitoring project. The heath is divided into plots for scientific purposes with a rotation of management including grazing, burning and cutting to provide a mosaic of different stages of growth. The data provided from the 4 yearly cycle of monitoring is used to assist management of the heath in particular in relation to bracken management.
A standard methodology is used to survey 4 plots with 5 random quadrate samples taken within each plot providing % cover of specified species plus a bracken frond count.
Monitoring was last carried out in 2011.
This unpublished work has been catalogued as part of the NNR Record Project and can be made available on request.