Reduce the frequency of prescribed burning
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Prescribed burning is often used in the context of game management in the UK to create a mosaic of differently aged heathland patches. These patches provide areas of shorter, succulent heather Calluna spp. on which red grouse Lagopus lagopus scotica can feed and taller, denser areas which can be used as cover (Harris et al, 2011).
Harris, M. P., Allen, K. A., McAllister, H. A., Eyre, G., Le Duc, M. G., & Marrs, R. H. (2011). Factors affecting moorland plant communities and component species in relation to prescribed burning. Journal of Applied Ecology, 48(6), 1411-1421.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Shrubland and Heathland Conservation
Shrubland and Heathland Conservation - Published 2017
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