To develop and test a rapid methodology to assess the progress and timescales that restored or re-created grassland swards take to develop into BAP priority grasslands. The methodology will be used primarily for monitoring the progress and outcomes of HLS agreements and to assist in setting indicators of success. The methodology will utilise floristic, structural and possibly soil-based attributes.
This project produced the following outputs:
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The results of this work produced recommendations to enhance Farm Environment Plans and Common Standards Monitoring, although the limited availability of long-term species datasets was a restriction.