This exciting project is led by Causeway Coast to focus on the conservation of semi-natural grassland over the next three years.
Don’t mow let it grow
Don’t Mow, Let It Grow project will focus on the conservation of semi-natural grassland over the next three years. Specifically on the management of road verges and amenity grasslands across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area. This exciting project is led by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, working in partnership with Transport NI and NIEA.
It will look at different ways of managing semi natural grasslands to show how small changes in management give big benefits to biodiversity and ecosystem services.
A major outcome will be the production of a practical management toolkit, covering all aspects of this project that any organisation can use to show the benefits and implement similar improved operations in their management.
The project will identify trial verges and amenity grassland sites in order to:
- highlight and develop a range of management options
- assess biodiversity, ecosystem services and cost benefits of this alternative management
- train land managers and volunteers in management options, grassland selection, species identification, Invasive Alien Species and monitoring
- promote the benefits to wider public
What have you seen
Whatever you may come across in the grasslands or verges you can report back to us through the website. Either by completing a survey or uploading images of what you discover.
Great night at Ulster Museum with Rachel talking about Don't Mow to a very large, enthusiastic crowd ,BNFC. Lots of inspiration for the year ahead & enthusiasm for the project to spread to other council areas. ... See MoreSee Less
What a great turnout for Belfast Naturalists' Field Club 1st talk of 2018 and we weren't disappointed. We were treated to a fantastic talk by our guest speaker, Rachel Bain, Biodiversity Officer for C...
Happy New Year to all Don't Mow, Let It Grow supporters. 2018 sees the successful and important environmental project enter its third year. Significant improvements have been made, and more to come. ... See MoreSee Less