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Title: Review of existing practices for fluvial grass management throughout the NRA (213/1/Y)
Author: G. Stephenson
Document Type: Monograph
This report presents the results of the first phase of a study whos overall objective is to produce guidance notes on the best practice for riverbank grass mowing throughout the NRA. The objectives of this phase of the research were to produce interim guidance notes based on existing practices and to identify areas of further research. The report concludes that because of the wide variation in current practices for grass mowing within the Regions and the diversity of recording systems it was impossible to produce interim guidance notes. However the present practices and reasons were recorded. A list of recommendations for further work was produced covering work specific to grass management and general recommendations to the NRA as a whole.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Best practicesRiverbank protectionRiparian vegetation
Extent: 50; + appendices
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