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The Harnham Water Meadows Framework Management Plan

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Contents

1. Preamble

2. Objectives

3. Process

4. Major issues

5. Urban countryside, amenity and education

6. Publicity, interpretation and volunteers

7. Archaeology

8. Drowning

9. Water voles

10. Drainage, water levels and flooding

11. Boundaries and their restoration

12. Grazing and meadow use management

13. Ecological surveys

14. Canada Geese and other birds

15. Tree survey and maintenance

16. Agri-environment Schemes and the SSSI

17. Summary chart of meadow features

18. Conclusions and recommendations

Annexes

I. Conference programme participants

II. Meadow names, boundaries, hatch numbers and boundaries

III. The Living River Project

IV. Conservation job list and possible volunteers

V. Phased restoration of archaeological features

VI. Priorities for drowning

VII. Water vole information

VIII. Managing ditches for water voles and other wildlife

IX. Site of Special Scientific Interest area

X. Drainage priority areas

XI. Provisional plan for meadow use

XII. The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

XIII. Pollarding and the tree survey

XIV. Prioritising drowning and recognising natural flooding

XV. Hydrological micromanagement

XVI. Hotspots

XV11. Site Management Statement (not appended)

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