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Objectives for Dubwath Silver Meadows

The site is being managed to enhance its wildlife value and to protect the catchment's water supply. A management plan has been written which outlines the conservation aims for the area. Seven key issues have been identified:

  • Protecting and enhance the biodiversity of the site
  • Preventing the release of sediment and nutrients into Bassenthwaite Lake
  • Controlling non-native plant species from both the site and upstream catchment
  • Helping people to understand and enjoy the site
  • Improving access opportunities for a wide range of users
  • Helping volunteers and the local community get involved in looking after the site
  • Keeping visitors safe

"A wetland is an area of land where the soil is saturated with moisture either permanently or seasonally, and can include marshes, bogs, reedbeds and mosses, with meres and other types of open water a common feature. Wetlands may be freshwater, saltwater or brackish, and are often considered to be the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems, with a wide range of plant life that helps to sustain important insect, mammal and bird populations."

(Source: Lancaster University, Centre for North West Regional Studies)

Click here to download a copy of the full management plan