In 2018, we initiated two major projects at Long Mead: The Long Mead Biodiversity Research Project and the Thames Valley Wildflower Meadow Restoration Project, which aims to connect up the SSSIs and LWS along the Thames that are part of the Oxford Meadows and Farmoor Conservation Target Area (CTA), by restoring or re-creating the intervening meadows in partnership with local landowners. (This CTA is likely to become part of Oxfordshire’s Nature Recovery Network). (In July 2020, Long Mead completed the re-creation of Christ Church Meadows on the Thames in the centre of Oxford as part of this project). As part of its research programme, Long Mead is facilitating projects with Oxford University (Plant Sciences Dept, Environmental Change Institute, Engineering Dept and Zoology Dept), the Open University, the Museum of Cardiff, and Oxford Brookes University (Faculty of Technology Design and Environment).
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