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Habitat management news

By - William J Sutherland

Both over - and under-grazing can leave heather moorland in poor condition. A problem faced by land managers is to judge the state of large areas of heather moorland without using costly and time consuming studies of heather dynamics. In National Trust News 24:63, David Bullock (NT Adviser on Nature Conservation) and colleagues describe a systematic and easy method of assessing the vegetation condition of heather moorland using a Grazing Index recently published by English Nature. The index has the potential to reveal quickly whether or not a grazing regime is working.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist