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Definition of Favourable Conservation Status for Hedgerows (RP2943)

Summary

Natural England's view on Favourable Conservation Status (FCS) for hedgerows in England

Abstract

This document sets out Natural England’s view on Favourable Conservation Status (FCS) for hedgerows in England. FCS is defined in terms of three parameters: natural range and distribution, area, and quality structure and function attributes. Section 2 provides the summary definition of FCS in England. Section 3 covers contextual information, Section 4 the metrics used and Section 5 describes the evidence considered when defining FCS for each of the three parameters. Section 6 sets out the conclusions on favourable values for each of the three parameters. Annex 1 lists the references.

Author(s): J.T.Staley, R.Wolton, L.Norton

Publisher: Natural England

Platform: Natural England

Free
Not linked to qualification
Informational learning

Suitable for:

not suitable for Children, schools, families
not suitable for General public, gardeners, ramblers, armchair-enthusiasts etc
suitable for Professional interest in hedge management or surveying

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