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Raising water levels to revert arable land to grazing marsh at Berney Marshes RSPB Reserve, Norfolk, England.

Case study with results from the first two years monitoring of arable reversion.

Year of Publication2005

SummaryAt Berney Marshes RSPB Reserve, water levels were raised, foot drains were added, and grazing by sheep was introduced. The plant communities shifted towards communities' characteristic of lowland wet grassland. Breeding wading bird numbers increased in response to these habitat changes. Please quote this case as: Lyons G. & Ausden M. (2005) Raising water levels to revert arable land to grazing marsh at Berney Marshes RSPB Reserve, Norfolk, England. Conservation Evidence, 2, 47-49

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