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Ecological and distribution information on grassland habitats in Lowland Derbyshire can be found in the 'Grassland habitats in Lowland Derbyshire' document on the Lowland Derbyshire LBAP page.
Information on grassland in the Peak District can be found in the relevant Habitat Action Plans and on the Peak District National Park website.
The following habitats are recognised as UK and have been translated into LBAP Habitat Action Plan (HAPs).

UK BAP Priority
UK Broad habitat type
Lowland Derbyshire LBAP
Peak District LBAP
National Forest BAP
Lowland Meadow
Semi-natural grassland HAP
Hay Meadows HAP

Unimproved Pastures HAP

Rough Grazing HAP
Neutral Grassland HAP
Lowland Calcareous grassland
Semi-natural grassland HAP
Limestone Dales HAP

Unimproved Pastures HAP

Rough Grazing HAP

Lead Rakes HAP
Upland Calcareous Grassland ---- N/A Rough Grazing HAP N/A
N/A ---- N/A Rush Pasture HAP N/A
Lowland Dry Acid Grassland ---- Semi-natural grassland HAP
Unimproved Pastures HAP

Rough Grazing HAP
Acid Grassland HAP
Coastal and Floodplain Grazing Marsh Wet grassland Floodplain grazing marsh HAP ---- Wet Grassland and Floodplain Grazing marsh HAP

In addition wildflower rich grassland is listed as apriority in the Bolsover, Chesterfield and Derby Greenprints.

Calke Abbey lawns
The following BAP species are associated with woodland habitats:
  • Appleyard's Feather-moss
  • Pink Waxcap
  • Pennyroyal
  • Red hemp-nettle
  • Great - crested newt
  • Grey partridge
  • Skylark
  • Tree sparrow
  • Brown hare
  • Bats
  • Northern Brown Argus (butterfly)
  • Argent & Sable (moth)
  • Barred toothed Stripe (moth)
  • Chalk Carpet (moth)
For landowners there are two main grants available to carry out management work on grassland habitats:



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