Penwith Moors Farmscoper Modelling (NECR450)

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Natural England is currently considering the designation of land in Penwith Moors, Cornwall, as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981. The SSSI as proposed will be some 3,125 ha in extent. Within a wider habitat mosaic, it will include eleven valley fens and parts of their catchments. An important factor in the condition of these fens is the quantity and quality of water supplying the wetland.

The Farmscoper model has been used to determine annual average nitrate concentrations in drainage water for a suite of typical farm management systems, and these have been compared to threshold nitrate concentrations that would help to achieve or maintain favourable condition of the wetlands within the Penwith Moors.

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