In mid May, the subcontractor for vegetation surveys, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), started work on grasslands in Goričko. Experts from ZRC SAZU were accompanied by project partner staff. As the project continues, the latter will perform vegetation surveys themselves in order to monitor the progress of restoration.

Surveys were done according to the Braun-Blanquet method; species, their frequency and certain other parameters were recorded on 5 x 5 m quadrats (where vegetation was not uniform, more than one quadrat per meadow was surveyed), followed by a detailed inspection of the remaining part of the meadow to identify any other plant species present.