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Future Meadows

Together farmers, quarry companies, local councils and conservationists are creating a network of meadows for nature.

There are lots of grassy fields in the Churnet Valley but only a few of them are good for wildlife. Some lovely, old-style grasslands, with their wide array of plants and insects, survive but they are few and isolated.

We are changing this by:

  • Helping farmers to look after their flower-rich meadows (and if possible get paid for doing it).
  • Working with quarry companies and local councils to create new wildlife grasslands using seeds from our finest sites.

Cauldon Dales SSSI

We’ve had a really positive response from everyone; they’ve been really receptive and interested and they do want to protect what they’ve got.

Hear more about

Hear Victoria Brookes from the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust talk about creating new grasslands.

Hear about where you can see wildlife grasslands in the Churnet Valley