Chapter 9 Management

Lawson, Clare (2016). Chapter 9 Management. In: Rothero, Emma; Lake, Sophie and Gowing, David eds. Floodplain Meadows - Beauty and Utility. A technical handbook. Milton Keynes: Floodplain Meadows Partnership, The Open University, pp. 57–67.



Appropriate management is essential for the maintenance of species-rich floodplain meadows. This chapter describes ideal management practices, identifies common problems and perceived conflicts of interest, discusses how to identify issues with hydrology and nutrients, and suggestions solutions. Case studies provide examples of historic management, current good practice and impacts from changing management.

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