Valuing Grasslands - Environmental Impact Assessment

Community gardens value their local natural environments and are keen to look after native ecosystems. However, some may overlook the habitat value of grassland.

While grassland may not always look appealing or exciting, some areas contain very active and precious ecosystems which should not be disturbed. For example, they may contain wildflowers that are becoming rarer and support a wide range of insects, mammals and birds of prey that feed on them.

There are regulations that protect some grasslands, especially those which have not been subject to recent cultivation. So, if you are planning to disturb a grassed area, for example a piece of marginal land, find out more about the regulations protecting grasslands in England or Wales, by downloading the document below:

Valuing Grasslands - Environmental Impact Assessments

 

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