Barnsley Biodiversity Trust: Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. Last Updated October 2018 Rush Pasture header


Landowners and managers: follow best practice in managing their rush pastures for wildlife and take up countryside stewardship where possible.

take up opportunities to restore or create rush pastures where this does not damage other habitats.

Natural England: provides guidelines and sets conditions to protect biodiversity, administers countryside stewardship and change of use authorisation

Barnsley Council as planning authority: sets conditions in relevant planning applications to ensure that the biodiversity value of rush pastures are maintained and enhanced.

Voluntary groups and volunteers: help with rush pasture management; help with information about the condition of rush pastures and provide records of the wildlife in them.

Rush Meadows: Key objectives for biodiversity

Action taken

Proposed actions

To be completed

Marking progress

Images of key species