Assessing whether created or restored grassland is a BAP Priority Habitat (TIN110)

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This guidance note sets out a system to assess whether created or restored grass swards have reached a point where they can be considered species-rich and a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) priority habitat. It has been written to allow Natural England advisers and others to systematically judge whether grassland under Environmental Stewardship is achieving, or progressing towards, scheme objectives. These assessments will also enable relevant sites to be added to the lowland grassland habitat inventories and will help quantify Environmental Stewardship’s contribution to BAP grassland targets.

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