Grassland: Selecting indicators of success for grassland enhancement (TIN050)

General comments

The list of available indicators under HK7 includes several that are more appropriate for grassland management or creation options (HK6 and HK8). Only those that are relevant to HK7 are discussed in this note, ie:

and where the specific features are present:

Several indicators refer to the agreement year by which certain conditions should be met start By year x… However, indicators should be sustained through the lifetime of the agreement so this wording should be amended to From year x onwards…

It is important that the terms frequent and occasional are used as defined in the Higher Level Stewardship Part B Farm Environment Plan (FEP) Features Manual. This definition can be seen in Annex 1 below. Using other definitions will undermine the usefulness of the indicators.

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