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Habitat Atlas - Neutral Grassland


Neutral Grassland

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Definition

  • BAP Broad habitat category Neutral grassland

Total Area in County

Discussion

Neutral grasslands are the most widespread 'valuable' grasslands, but are difficult to recognise from aerial photos, so their distribution is limited to on the ground surveys, hence the concentration in Staffordshire Moorlands and Cannock Chase District where field-by-field surveys were carried out in the mid-2000s. The above area figure is almost certainly a serious under estimate of the true amount in the county.

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Notes

  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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