The influence of agriculture

Rawes, M.. 1971 The influence of agriculture. Nature Conservancy, 20pp. (Aspects of the ecology of the northern Pennines, Moor House Occasional Papers, no. 1) (Unpublished)

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The history of the Northern Pennines, as of most of upland Britain, is one of exploitation with little input. Harsh climatic conditions and poor soils have often led to extraction without regard for future productivity. Grouse shooting is an important source of income and keepers have been employed to improve conditions to give maximum grouse production; burning and draining are the means of management. Sheep have probably exerted the most obvious effect on the vegetation.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: _ Pre-2000 sections
Funders/Sponsors: Nature Conservancy, Natural Environment Research Council
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Additional Keywords: Pennines, Moor House, land use
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Agriculture and Soil Science
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Date made live: 18 Nov 2013 13:48 +0 (UTC)

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