September 29-October 3, 2014: the study visit to the Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire in Northern England was organised.
The main goal of the study visit was to see the grasslands ecosystem restoration and maintenance experience and various economically viable grasslands management solutions in UK.
During the study visit 4 farms with several specialisations were visited. Additionally was visited Colt Park meadow research station in Ingleborough National Nature Reserve, to see long term trials and to discuss with scientists researching the meadows, their potential for carbon sequestration and the role of meadow in supporting pollinating insects. Also, 2 meetings were organised with a goal to learn more about several projects related to meadow restoration implemented in Lancashire and Cumbria and one meeting with representatives of the Lancaster Bee Keepers Association, to learn more about the problems and challenges related to bee keeping in UK.