Maintain rush pastures
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Rush pastures are found in western Europe in lowland areas with poorly draining, typically acidic soils which receive high rainfall. Characteristic vegetation includes rushes such as sharp-flowered rush Juncus acutiflorus, as well as purple moor grass Molinia caerulea. This habitat is susceptible to agricultural modification and reclamation (UK BAP 2008).
UK BAP (2008) Purple moor grass and rush pastures. UK Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitat Descriptions. Biodiversity Reporting and Information Group.