A central objective of the project is to make known the benefits of grazing to the biodiversity of coastal nature. This knowledge is needed to support regional planning, local decision making and critical discussions of coastal grazing. The quality of management planning currently varies greatly. The planning and implementation of management goals and actions can be challenging if several factors in the area’s nature and intended use need to be taken into account, and the required background information is not always easily available. It is also necessary to increase the advisory services and monitoring of management. In addition, the documentation of management needs to be modernised. By developing agreement practices and enhancing advisory services, the project seeks to encourage farmers to manage traditional rural biotopes and to increase the effectiveness of management.
- Knowledge of the positive effects of coastal grazing on biodiversity will be increased.
- The information required for management planning and the availability of background materials will be charted, and the information exchange model will be developed.
- New practices and tools for management planning, monitoring and advisory services will be developed.
- Ways of making areas requiring management and managers seeking new sites meet more effectively will be investigated.
- Online materials and field signs on the species and biotopes of coastal pastures and the benefits of grazing to the biodiversity of coastal nature.
- A proposal for a new agreement practice model, including a survey of possibilities for digitalisation, model plans for different sites and the LUMO Growth performance evaluation model.
- Information about sites requiring management through different communication channels.