Windrush Floodplain Meadows Restoration (2022-2024)
This is a collaborative project between the Cluster, the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, the Floodplain Meadows Partnership, Glorious Cotswold Grasslands and the Windrush Catchment Partnership and funded by Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL): Tapping into these expert networks we are compiling data across farms to inform floodplain meadow habitat restoration.
Existing data on species rich floodplain grassland in the Windrush floodplain and its tributaries is being collated and mapped in early 2023 before a botanical survey will be taken in the summer to fill in data gaps.
The project will then produce recommendations and work with landowners to restore the floodplain meadows at five flagship sites. Using all the learning from these five sites, we will produce a strategy for comprehensive floodplain meadow management and restoration throughout the Windrush floodplain.