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Monitoring of demonstration moors in England and Wales - BD1237

Description
The main objective of this project is to provide vegetation monitoring to assess the effects of moorland management being undertaken as part of an existing DEFRA-funded research project (BD1233). This will enable the effects of the management to be better evaluated and facilitate the demonstration of good practice to a variety of target audiences.

The monitoring will be based on an overall assessment of the moorland using a variety of habitat mapping, vegetation condition assessment and grazing assessments. In addition, there will be more detailed monitoring of vegetation community change using quadrat-based information. The detailed monitoring will be targeted towards evaluating the effect of the moorland management techniques undertaken on each moorland site.
Objective
1. Monitor the effects on the vegetation of the management techniques being undertaken on four moorland sites as part of the DEFRA-funded project ‘Demonstration Moors in England and Wales’.

2. Evaluate the outcome of the management technique against the target identified for the technique

3. Identify the suitability of each technique to a range of moorland management issues.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Monitoring of demonstration moors in England and Wales   (258k)
• Final Report - Annex : Monitoring of demonstration moors in England and Wales   (19k)
• Final Report - Annex : Monitoring of demonstration moors in England and Wales   (20k)
• Final Report - Annex : Monitoring of demonstration moors in England and Wales   (19k)
• Final Report - Annex : Monitoring of demonstration moors in England and Wales   (19k)
• Final Report - Annex : Monitoring of demonstration moors in England and Wales   (19k)
• Final Report - Annex : Monitoring of demonstration moors in England and Wales   (20k)
• Final Report - Annex : Monitoring of demonstration moors in England and Wales   (28k)
• Final Report - Annex : Monitoring of demonstration moors in England and Wales   (64k)
• Final Report - Annex : Monitoring of demonstration moors in England and Wales   (68k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2006

Cost: £43,747
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Penny Anderson
Keywords
Biodiversity              
Environmental Protection              
Habitat conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Stewardship