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Habitat Atlas - Improved Grassland

Improved Grassland



  • BAP Broad habitat category Improved grassland

Total Area in County


This habitat is probably seriously under-estimated in the county, it cannot easily be identified from aerial photography, so its distribution is limited to on-the-ground surveys by the Wildlife Trust. Hence its apparent concentration in Staffordshire Moorlands where an almost complete field-by-field survey was carried out in the mid 2000s.

Improved grassland is the second commonest habitat in Staffordshire after arable and accounts for over 27% of the known habitat in the county.



  1. This figure is based upon the SWT/SER habitat mapping which presently only covers 50% of the county so the figure is likely to be an under estimate, particularly for poor habitats, i.e. those not contained within Local Wildlife Sites

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