UK Lead Organisation:
County Lead Organisation:
- Maintain the existing important areas of lowland wet grassland by encouraging appropriate management.
- Restore degraded areas of lowland wet grassland by promoting appropriate management.
- Increase the amount of lowland wet grassland in appropriate areas by creation and re-creation.
- Ensure any examples of lowland wet grassland that meet the required criteria are given SBI status. (SBI Grading Committee)
- Ensure appropriate lowland wet grassland sites meeting the SSSI criteria are designated. (NE)
- Promote the use of Sustainable Drainage Systems in all new development from 2001. (SBAP Partnership)
- Lowland wet grassland has been listed as a costed Key Habitat in the UK Steering Group report.
- A number of sites containing unimproved lowland wet grassland have been notified as SSSIs.
- A number of sites containing unimproved lowland wet grassland have been classified as Grade 1 SBIs.
Management, Monitoring, Research and Survey
- Seek to restore and create further areas of lowland wet grassland in appropriate areas. (DEFRA, FWAG, Mineral Companies, SWMHP, Developers, FoM, TNF, Landowners)
- Seek to target all remaining lowland wet grassland for grant aid, such as Environmental Stewardship. (DEFRA, FWAG)
Seek restoration / creation of grassland at a strategic level through restoration of gravel pits along the Trent and Tame corridors. (CRP)
Identify four hydrological units in excess of ten hectares for restoration. (Minerals Companies)
Seek to reinstate 'natural washlands' through flood storage. (EA, IDB)
Ensure that flood defence schemes are undertaken in an ecologically sensitive manner. (EA, IDB)
Identify opportunities for habitat creation, giving priority to those that link existing sites. (SWT)
Ensure water level management plans are produced for all lowland wet grassland SSSIs. (NE, IDB)