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Action Plan:  Species
Plants and Fungi
Grass Wrack Pondweed (Potamogeton compressus)
UK Lead Organisation:
British Waterways

County Lead Organisation:
  • To maintain and enhance the present range of this species in Staffordshire.

  • Protect the site at Shugborough from potentially damaging activities. (SCC, NT) 
  • Ensure appropriate sites containing populations of this species meeting the SSSI criteria are designated. (NE)
  • Grass wrack pondweed has been listed as a costed, key species in the UK Steering Group Report.
Management, Monitoring, Research and Survey
  • Seek to implement appropriate management on all sites known to support populations of this species. (Landowner)
  • Where appropriate, seek water quality improvements in those water bodies supporting this species. (EA)   
  • Ensure that all the relevant organisations and agencies are aware of all known populations. (NE)
  • Increase species awareness for the public and landowners through education, promotion and events. (SBAP Partnership)
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