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Action Plan:  Habitats
Inland Saltmarsh
UK Lead Organisation:
Natural England (Coastal and Floodplain Grazing Marsh)
County Lead Organisation:
  • Maintain the extent and quality of inland saltmarsh in Staffordshire.

  • Ensure any examples of inland saltmarsh that meet the required criteria are given SBI status. (SBI Grading Committee) 
  • Ensure appropriate inland saltmarsh sites meeting the SSSI criteria are designated. (NE)
  • Pasturefields Saltmarsh (SWT) is designated an SSSI and is a candidate Special Area of Conservation.
  • Astonfields (SBC) is designated a Grade 1 Site of County Biological Importance.
Management, Monitoring, Research and Survey
  • Continue appropriate management on all known sites. (SWT, MEB, SBC)
  • Promote the biodiversity and landscape value of inland saltmarsh to the public and landowners. (SBAP Partnership)
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