Wildlife verges are selected from designation criteria to ensure that we carry out the correct management for the species present and that we are spending money on cutting collection only where it is necessary and matters most.
Applying for a Wildlife Verge
We ask that you take time to carry out an in-depth survey of the verge and list all species present. Information on surveying can be found here. If you have trouble identifying the plant species, there are apps and books that can help, or get in touch with a local wildlife or environmental group, to see if they can help. The application window of the 1st of June to the 31st of August is there to provide the best time frame to identify flowering species.
Unfortunately we will not be able to accept applications for wildlife verges that do not give details of species present. Please be as thorough as possible with your application to avoid disappointment.