Tag Archives: Site of Special Scientific Interest

Managing Rawcliffe Meadows – What it is and why it is managed the way it is

The document below was originally produced as the text of a public talk by our ecologist Martin Hammond that we initiated to advise residents near to Rawcliffe Meadows about the discrete management changes that we being brought about as we entered our third … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Today, 25th September 2013, we received the official notification of Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton Ings are considered of special interest under Section 28 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981. There is an opportunity for objections until 27 January 2014, but we … Continue reading

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Help secure protection for York’s floodplain meadows

Clifton Ings and Rawcliffe Meadows are traditionally-managed, wildflower-rich hay meadows on the floodplain of the River Ouse on the northern outskirts of York. These are nationally-important areas of meadow foxtail – great burnet grassland but, incredibly, lack any legal protection. … Continue reading

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