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Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Lowland Grassland Habitats 2004

Terrestrial JNCC Publications Protected Areas Habitat classification 1743-8160 Evidence Grassland Guidance Habitats NVC Plants Protected sites monitoring Surveillance and Monitoring


The guidance given here deals with common standards monitoring (CSM) for those designated sites, including SSSIs and SACs, that specifically identify Lowland Grassland as a site feature. This provides guidance on the identification of interest features, attributes, targets and methods of assessment.

This document covers lowland grassland habitats on designated sites across the UK. For the purposes of this guidance, 'lowland' grasslands (including upland hay meadows) are essentially those which lie below the limit of agricultural enclosure.

Guidance is given on the selection of attributes and the setting of targets under five headings: Lowland meadows and upland hay meadows; lowland calcareous grasslands; lowland dry acid grasslands; Lowland purple moor grass and rush pastures; lowland calaminarian grasslands.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2004·02·01

JNCC (2004) Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Lowland Grassland, Version February 2004, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 1743-8160.

JNCC and the country nature conservation bodies commenced a programme to develop guidance across the range of species, habitat and earth science features which occur on UK protected sites.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·08·19

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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