Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Lowland Grassland
guidance section covers lowland grassland habitats on designated
sites across the UK. For the purposes of this guidance, 'lowland'
grasslands (including upland hay meadows) are essentially those
which lie below the limit of agricultural enclosure. Grasslands in
unenclosed, upland landscapes are covered by the Upland habitat
guidance section. For grasslands in coastal habitats the relevant
coastal section should also be consulted. For fen meadows and
related grasslands on lowland peatlands the Lowland wetland
guidance should be consulted.
Guidance is given on the selection of attributes and the setting of
targets under five headings: Lowland meadows and upland hay
meadows; lowland calcareous grasslands; lowland dry acid
grasslands; Lowland purple moor grass and rush pastures; lowland
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Please cite as: JNCC, (2004), Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Lowland Grassland, Version February 2004, ISSN 1743-8160