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Floodplain meadows – beauty and utility – A technical handbook


Detailed handbook on the creation, restoration and management of floodplain meadows. Includes important advice on trying to minimise the adverse impacts of early mowing on wildlife (invertebrates, ground-nesting birds and small mammals).


Guidance type/project stage

  • Ecosystem creation
  • Implementation
  • Ecosystem management
  • Ecosystem restoration


  • Farmland
  • Grassland

Challenges addressed

  • Biodiversity
  • Food production
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Natural flood management

Source | Floodplain meadows partnership

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