Research and analysis

Evaluation of the effectiveness of the water fringe option scheme on environmental quality

The effectiveness of the Water Fringe Option Scheme and similar schemes in protecting the water environment is evaluated.


Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Water Fringe Option Scheme on Environmental Quality

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The Water Fringe Option Scheme is a component of the Habitat Scheme and was launched in 1994. Its objective is to encourage farmers to enhance and protect the wildlife habitat value of watercourses and adjacent land. It has been piloted in six areas in England each with specific pressures within the catchment

Published 1 January 1998