BD5101: Improving effectiveness of grassland restoration and creation options: development of a methodology for setting indicators of success and assessing progress (RP00421)

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.

Project details

Start date2010-05-01
End date2014-09-30

Project outputs

This project produced the following outputs:

Final reportDefra publication

Closing statement

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.