Meadows and pastures

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Meadows are areas or fields whose main vegetation is grass, or other non-woody plants, used for mowing and haying.ᅠ Pastures are grassed or wooded areas, moorland or heathland, generally used for grazing. Due to their rooted soils and their permanent cover, meadows and pastures provide good conditions for the uptake and storage of water during temporary floods. They also protect water quality by trapping sediments and assimilating nutrients.
- Based on Stella definitions, adapted by NWRM project experts and validated by the European Commission

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Last updated: 02 Jun 2016 | Top