The Management and Creation of Reedbeds - especially for rare birds
Common Reed, Phragmites australis, occurs throughout the UK but very few stands are of significant conservation value. The hydrology, structure or size of most reedbeds is unsuitable to support the scarce plants, invertebrates or birds which depend on them. Where their value could be restored and maintained by management, the costs of doing so can be high. However, some may be recovered by linking in with the commercial sale of reed.