Tag Archives: Habitat Plan

Habitat Action Plan: Lowland Mixed Broad-leaf Woodland

1 Current status 1.1 National Typically, lowland mixed broadleaf woodland is associated with a wide range of fertile, moist loams and clays. Lowland mixed broadleaf woodland overlaps with several other woodland types. Mixed broadleaf woodland has a maximum of 10% conifers in the tree canopy. On moderately base-poor soils oak and birch predominate in the… Read More »

Habitat Action Plan: Lowland Wood-pasture and Parkland

1 Current status 1.1 National Lowland wood pastures and parklands are the products of historic land management systems, and represent a vegetation structure rather than a typical plant community. Their structure normally consists of large open grown high forest trees or pollards in a mix of grassland or other habitats. Wood pastures and parklands were… Read More »

Habitat Action Plan: Ponds

1 Current status 1.1 National Ponds were originally included in the NM BAP as a ‘local’ habitat, but the 2007 national priority list review added Ponds as a full UK BAP priority habitat. UK BAP Priority Habitat ponds are defined as permanent and seasonal standing water bodies up to 2ha in extent which meet one… Read More »

Habitat Action Plan: Reedbeds

1 Current status 1.1 National Reedbeds are wetlands dominated by stands of Common Reed Phragmites australis, where the water table is above ground level for most of the year. Reedbeds often include areas of open water and ditches. Small areas of wet grassland and carr woodland may also be associated with them. Reedbeds occur in… Read More »

Habitat Action Plan: Saltmarsh

1 Current status 1.1 National Coastal saltmarshes comprise the upper, vegetated portions of intertidal mudflats. Saltmarshes are usually restricted to comparatively sheltered locations in estuaries, saline lagoons, behind barrier islands, at the heads of sea lochs and on beach plains. The development of saltmarsh is dependent on the presence of intertidal mudflats. Saltmarsh vegetation consists… Read More »

Habitat Action Plan: Wet Woodland

1 Current status 1.1 National This habitat covers all woodland and scrub on damp substrates, including carr woodland around water bodies and in hollows, floodplain woodlands, woodland on remnant raised bogs and the drier parts of basins and valleys and woods on wet flushes. Wet woodlands are found throughout the UK. They occur mainly as… Read More »