East Dartmoor Woods and Heaths NNR: Yarner Wood NNR - Long term vegetation monitoring of Yarner Heath (RP1322)

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.

Project details

Start date2011-09-01
End date2011-10-31

Closing statement

This unpublished work has been catalogued as part of the NNR Record Project and can be made available on request.


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