HNV farmland in the mountains of England

Mansfield, Lois ORCID logo ORCID: (2010) HNV farmland in the mountains of England. In: Price, Martin, (ed.) Europe's ecological backbone: recognising the true value of our mountains. European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, p. 139.

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Mountain areas in England support extensive livestock production, with sheep moving seasonally between agriculturally improved, semi-improved and higher altitude unimproved land, and beef cattle staying on the lower slopes or around the farm. Historically, cattle were more prevalent, but were replaced gradually by sheep as wool became more profitable (Dark, 2004; Williamson, 2002) and, more recently, due particularly to changes in agricultural subsidies (Winter et al., 1998). Generations of farmers have adapted to and manipulated this environment, leading to over 70 recognised vegetation communities (Backshall et al., 2001), which are synonymous with this High Nature Value (HNV) landscape supported by other land management such as sporting estates.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: European Environment Agency
ISBN: 9789292131081
Departments: Academic Departments > Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies (SNROS) > Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Lois Mansfield, from the University of Cumbria, contributed a box summary to this European Environment Agency report (box 7.7 on page 139). EEA report no. 6/2010. ISSN 1725-9177.
Depositing User: Lois Mansfield
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2012 13:02
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 09:31


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