Biodiversity Management Practices on Linear Habitats
Engaging in good biodiversity management practices on linear habitats has many positive benefits for farmers, farming and the environment. Here we have advice for farmers interested in improving biodiversity management practices and there is also an assessment sheet to assess current practices.
Farmed landscape with average field size less than 5 ha Provides networks for nature and corridors of movement for birds, bats, bees and butterflies to move through the countryside.
Hedge height over 1.5 m > Provides suitable nest sites for birds with adequate cover above and below their nests
New thorn saplings > Provide thorn trees for the future to provide flowers for bees and fruit for birds
Hedges fit for birds and bees
Field Margin Quality
Uncultivated field margins > Allows native wildflowers and grasses to grow providing habitat for biodiversity
Unsprayed field margins > Allows native wildflowers and grasses to grow providing habitat for biodiversity
Fenced watercourse banks > Protects watercourse banks, allowing vegetation to grow and prevents siltation
Watercourse margins > Provides further protection for watercourses and allows space for native wildflowers and grasses to grow, providing habitat for biodiversity
Prevention of livestock drinking access to watercourses > Prevents siltation of watercourses, and protects the habitat for instream biodiversity
Assessment of Biodiversity Management Practices on Linear Habitats