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Biodiversity Management Practices on Linear Habitats

08 July 2020
Type Media Article

Engaging in good biodiversity management practices on linear habitats has many positive benefits for farmers, farming and the envirnment. 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

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 Quality

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

Watercourse Management

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

 

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Assessment of Biodiversity Management Practices on Linear Habitats