Rapid method of assessing grassland quality learned in an afternoon at Clifford

20 people spent a glorious afternoon at Will and Jenny Bulloughs meadow in Clifford brushing up plant ID skills and learning a simple way of assessing grassland quality in 10 easy steps.  Stuart Hedley led the Group in a training session in the field and a discussion about meadow assessment and enhancement methods over tea afterwards. There is a monitoring sheet for rapid ID assessment for those wishing to use the technique on their own meadows, for Mid Tier Stewardship grassland assessment or to monitor the effects of management. It’s on the Survey and Monitoring page of the webiste

For more information about this method or to arrange further training please contact Caroline Hanks