Tag Archives: Habitat Plan

Habitats Plans

Habitat Action Plans This page contains the Habitat Action Plans of the North Merseyside BAP. Each action plan details information on the current status of habitats and objectives and means for their conservation. Most action plans contain the following information: Current status Current factors causing loss or decline Current action SMART targets Proposed actions Resource… Read More »

Habitat Action Plan: Urban Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure (GI) is defined in the North West Green Infrastructure Guide (GRITT 2007) thus: “Green infrastructure is the region’s life support system – the network of natural environmental components and green and blue spaces that lies within and between the north west’s cities, towns and villages and provides multiple social, economic and environmental benefits.”… Read More »

Habitat Action Plan: Canals

1 Current status 1.1 National There are over 2,000 miles of canals and inland waterways in Britain. In their heyday there were more than 5,000 miles of canal. The canals and inland waterways are in various states of repair with approximately 60% still operational, i.e. in use by boats. British Waterways among others is an… Read More »

Habitat Action Plan: Conifer Woodland

1 Current status 1.1 National Approximately 7% (1.5 million hectares) of Great Britain is covered by conifer woodland. Ownership is evenly split between Forest Enterprise and the private sector. Stands are usually single species with some 40% being Sitka Spruce. However mixed plantations are common at the forest scale and older thinned stands often develop… Read More »

Habitat Action Plan: Field Boundaries

Field Boundaries contain a large proportion of the biodiversity in arable landscapes. For the purposes of this plan, the term ‘field boundaries’ refers to boundary structures such as hedgerows, hedgebanks, drains and ditches. It also includes field margins and buffer strips, lying between the crop and the field boundary, along with infield structures such as… Read More »